On the eve, in the village Bazarnye Mataki of the Alkeyevsky district, the first ever belt wrestling championship of the Republic of Tatarstan among the younger boys and girls took place. The athletes of 12-14 years competed in freestyle and classical one on belt wrestling for the right to enter the reserve of the national team. 22 municipalities of the republic have exposed their teams. 286 belt wrestlers have appeared on the mat.
Opening the championship executive director of the RT Federation Championship on belt wrestling Khabir Khbibullin noted that the need to hold the first official Republican competition for boys and girls of junior age was dictated by the increase in the number involved in this sport. “Today in our country more than 15,000 athletes involved in the struggle on belts. Sections and clubs operating in all corners of Tatarstan. This contributes to our national traditions and the unique spectacle of this kind of martial arts. Only in recent years Tatarstan champions 35 times rose to the podium of the World Championships “, – he stressed.
Popularity of belt wrestling has been marked also by head of the Alkeyevsky district Alexander Nikoshin. According to him, only this winter, the district hosts two republican championship, and the local fighters were among the first on all ranking tournaments.
By the way, the head was right. At the end of the competition the of team Alkeyevsky district has became the absolute winner in the team event.
Press Service RT Federation on belt wrestling