According to the draw procedure, eight project participants were divided into two groups - champions and contenders. In the process, the champions got odd numbers, the candidates had even numbers, and so pairs were formed.
“Such a draw is not new for armwrestling, we have already used a similar thing at several events. But now we have approached this process from the entertainment side, and we broadcasted it live, because our viewers must be full participants in the Top-8 project from the very beginning. And since there is not much time left before the fight, we decided not to involve athletes personally so as not to knock down their training processes”, - said PAL President Igor Mazurenko.
So, as a result of the draw for the first stage of the Top-8 Vendetta Malaysia, we will see such pairs of rivals:
- Rustam Babaiev - Evgeniy Prudnik;
- Denis Tsyplenkov - Dmitry Trubin;
- Gennady Kvikvinia - Alex Kurdecha;
- Levan Saginashvili - Tim Bresnan.
We wish all opponents successful preparation, and we will keep you informed of all further events!