From 13 to 18 February, a delegation of PAL led by Igor Mazurenko visited Kazakhstan due to the national championship held there. ()
PAL representatives met with trainers and athletes of the city of Taraz. The meeting was dedicated to the Unified rating of professional armwrestling, the prospects for professional armwrestling, which open today. The event was held in the new sports complex Taraz-Arena, and Igor Mazurenko expressed admiration for the level of support for sports in Kazakhstan, and arm wrestling in particular.
In the city of Shymkent, PAL met with the leadership of the Armwrestilng Federation of Kazakhstan, the leadership of the Asian Armwrestling Federation. PAL representatives also took part in a large conference dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Vladimir Dreksler, a sports veteran of Kazakhstan. At this conference, Kirill Yakovlev, PAL communications manager reported on the URPA rating, and all conference participants approved the PAL approach and its work in promoting professional armwrestling and supported all initiatives that open up new perspectives for athletes in the international arena.
The host of the championship of Kazakhstan this year was the club "Shardara-Armsport", one of the strongest clubs in the world.
Igor Mazurenko talked with young stars of Kazakhstan arm wrestling, in particular with Kydyrgali Ongarbayev, and spoke about the Top-8 sporting opportunities and the launch of the project in the category of 95 kg. Many athletes immediately wanted to take part in PAL rating events to get into the top division.
The leadership of the Shardar club expressed interest in conducting one of the Top-8 stages in the 95 kg category in Kazakhstan.
“I estimate the results of this trip more than positively,” noted Igor Mazurenko. - We were met very warmly, and the championship of Kazakhstan was organized and held at a high level. We also managed to reach historical agreements on the participation of Kazakh athletes in professional competitions, the first of which will be held later this year. I believe that this is a merit of the leadership of the federation, as well as the policy of Kazakhstan on the development of sports. The success of the Kazakh arm wrestling in the international arena, in addition to the work of coaches and representatives of the federation, is the continuity of generations, respect for sports veterans, the transfer of experience and emphasis on the education of young athletes. I am sure that within a few years Kazakhstan will take the first positions in the world arm wrestling”.
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