On July 7-8, in Zagreb, Croatia the fifth anniversary “ZG STRONG” Armwrestling World Cup will take place. The organizers have done everything to make this year tournament the best in its history and remembered by many. The event will take place on the top floor of the most beautiful hotel in Zagreb - Westin Hotel. The unforgettable views of the Croatian capital will open to spectators and participants of the event and it will add extra emotions to the exciting struggle for the main prize of the Cup. After all, this year at the stake of the tournament - the real Yakut diamonds. About how the preparation for the “ZG STRONG” World Cup goes we talked with its main inspirer and organizer Aleksandar Jakovac. . ()
Sasha, can you please tell us how the preparations for the “ZG STRONG” World Cup are going, is everything working out as planned?
I can say that the preparation for the tournament has already been completed. We have already solved all technical and sports issues. It will be a terrific tournament, in one of the most beautiful places in Zagreb. This year, we took into account the experience of previous years and tried to organize everything in such a way that it would be interesting for both athletes and spectators. So, for example, in the Open weight category, we decided to make a direct elimination of the top 16. In this probably the most dramatic category, in our experience, the usual double selection is not fully understood by the audience and the dynamic of the event gets lost. Therefore, for the first time in the history of the Cup, we will do the stages 16-8-4-2 in order to determine the winner of the Open.
The Cup will be attended by more than 300 athletes from 30 countries. Fights will be held in the following categories: Seniors, Juniors, Masters and Disabled. Adults will compete in 5 weight categories: 75 kg, 85 kg, 95 kg, 105 kg and 105+.