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.