Little more than in a month 26th professional armwrestling world cup Senec Hand will take place in Senec, Slovakia. Marian Capla, organizer of Senec Hand told us a history of the tournament and shared his mind about its future. ()
Marian, it will be already 26th Senec Hand. Can you tell how did this tournament begin?
– When we found Slovak Armwrestling Association back in 1992, we wanted to have real sport organization with national tournaments, membership in international armwrestling bodies (EAF, WAF) and to have one big international event in Sloviakia. In the very beginning we do not have contacts to other federation that is why there were two countries only in first two editions of Senec Hand (Slovakia and Czech Republic). After our first presence in EAF and WAF Championships in 1994 we have made a real international competition from Senec Hand. During the years we try our best to increase sport level and organization and I am really proud that Senec Hand becomes one of the best tournaments in Europe.
What was the brightest event among all 25?
– We had many bright moments. Every year we tried to introduce something new. But if I may say, the most memorable event was that in 2016. In that year we did live TV coverage (for the second time in line), technical support has been done on very high level (we used Mazurenko promotion team) and we were able to give the highest financial prizes in history.
What is the most difficult thing in sports events’ organization?
– Tournament organization is summary of multiple activities. The most important thing is not to underestimate any of them.