Today, December 8, in the Wrestling Palace "Ak Bars" was inaugurated Russian Championship against "Koresh."
In Kazan for competition came a record number of wrestlers - 245 athletes and representatives from 36 regions of Russia. Tatarstan, which is in competition are 17 wrestlers traditionally claims to be "gold".
Kazan is not the first time is the organizer Championships against "Koresh." However, this year the event has a special significance. It is a test before the 2013 Universiade, because Koresh was included in the official program of the Summer Student Games.
The ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan Ildar Khalikov, president of the International Federation of Russia and "Koresh" Jawdat Minnahmetov, Minister of Youth, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan Rafis Burganov, president of the World Committee FILA traditional sports Gintautas Vileity.
Colorful opening ceremony of Russian Championship against "Koresh" includes a parade participants and Dance groups, are filled with the festive atmosphere filled the podium Wrestling Palace. After a bright entertainment, with a welcoming speech, Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan Ildar Khalikov:
- Dear friends, fans, spectators, participants and all those who care about and love Koresh. In the capital of Tatarstan, a lot of different sports, not accidentally Kazan called the sports capital of the country. In our Republic with warmth are national sports. I am very pleased that the Russian championship in wrestling "Koresh" held in Kazan. Very pleased that the strongest representatives of the regions of the Russian Federation participate in the competitions here.
Dear friends, On behalf of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov Nurgalievich welcome all competitors, coaches and athletes wish to realize their potential to a greater extent than in training, and the audience to get a lot of positive emotions from one of the most beautiful sport!
President of the International and Russia Federation of "Koresh" Jawdat Minnahmetov greeted the audience and participants, and thanked for their presence at the ceremony of right honorable guests as Ildar Khalikov and Gintautas Vileity.
Welcoming speech by itself Gintautas Vileity. President of the World Committee traditional sports said that the international federation FILA great emphasis on national kinds of struggle, such as Koresh, "National kinds of struggle, we have to save, multiply and pass to another generation, because it is the cultural heritage of the country."
Then sounded the national anthems of Russia and Tatarstan, informing that the Championship of Russia against "Koresh" officially open.
Note Tatarstan put their representatives in each weight and age category. Only in the championship with 17 athletes. In the youth category are the Ilnaz Davletshin (50 kg.), Marat Kupkenov (55 kg.), Arthur Ziganshin (60 kg.), Iskander Murtazin (65 kg.), Aynur Nazmi (70 kg.), Insaf Shakirov (75 kg. ), Azat Kaviev (80 kg.) and Valeri Minigaliev (over 80 lbs.).
In the category of "over 19" on the ring come Minnebaev Nafees (60 kg.), Aidar Nazmi (65 kg.), Ruslan Nurgaliyev (70 kg.) Ilgiz Ahmetkaliev (75 kg.), Rinat Khairutdinov (80 kg.) Rishat Gainetdinov (85 kg.) Rail Nurgaliyev (90 kg.) Leniz Abdullin (100 kg.) and Ildar Abasov (over 100 lbs.).
The winners of the Championship will be determined in the following categories:
Youths (16-18 years) - 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, sv.80 kg.
Adults (19 years and older) - 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, exceeding 100 kg.
Winners will receive:
1st place - 35 000 rubles
2nd place - 25 000 rubles
3rd place - 20 000 rubles
4th place - 10 000 rubles
1st place - 20 000 rubles
2nd place - 15 000 rubles
3rd place - 10 000 rubles
4th place - 5000 rubles
Competitions are divided into two game days: today, December 8, the opening ceremony and the start of the championship, and the tournament will continue tomorrow, and then will be the final matches, performance artists and award ceremonies and closing ceremonies.