Milos Zeljic the president of the Serbian Union for the Shoulder: For the first time in our tournament we welcomed representatives from Hungary, Russia and Slovakia who we met last year at the Senec Hand tournament in Slovakia. ()
PeSzy: Tell us about the Cell Games you organized recently. How did it go?
Milos Zeljic: On Sunday, December 19, 2021, the Serbian Armwrestling Union organized the Cell Games Vendetta. We had 25 vendettas, including 10 for amateurs from newly established clubs who showed significant progress and deserved a chance to feel the thrill of a vendetta. At the tournament, we had representatives from seven IFA member countries, namely Russia, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. For the first time in our tournament we welcomed representatives from Hungary, Russia and Slovakia who we met last year at the Senec Hand tournament in Slovakia.
PeSzy: Were there any obstacles that you had to face?
Milos Zeljic: I organized the tournament during the state of emergency due to Covid in my city – Sabac – which is why I had to organize the whole tournament in just 14 days, including advertising. It was very difficult to get all the permits needed to run the tournament because of that. We even lost the space we had booked for the tournament 5 days before the tournament because the venue did not have enough space for 50 competitors and audience. But I had a spare venue just in case and the tournament was a success.
Moreover, people from another organization in our country again applied dirty measures against us, rebelled, sent threats and started forbidding people to compete with us. They have limited themselves a lot even now. Many of their athletes will come to us. So far so good, I hope for the best.