Yesterday, on the first official day of the World Championship in Antalya, Turkey, the Congress of the European Arm Wrestling Federation (EAF) was held, which was attended by representatives of 20 European national federations. ()
The continental meeting of the European Federation began with a speech of Niyazi Kurt, the President of the Turkish Arm Wrestling Federation. In his welcoming speech, Mr. Niyazi Kurt noted that the Turkish Armwrestling Federation had done everything possible to hold the World Armwrestling Championship at the highest possible level.
“Our main goal was for athletes from all over the world to remember this championship for the rest of their lives. We have made every effort to ensure the most comfortable conditions for living and training of athletes, as well as we have prepared special prizes for the winners of the Championship. For the first time in a new history of the World Championship, athletes who won first place in their category will receive the World Champion belt. "
Igor Mazurenko told armpower.net that, for the last time, World Champion belts were awarded to the winners of the absolute category in 1999 at the World Championships in Vladikavkaz. Then they were made of precious metals.
The next point of the Congress agenda was a brief analysis of the work done by the Federation over the past year. The floor was given to Vice-Presidents of the Federation.
After that, voting began for the venue for the European Championships 2019 and 2021.