Socially disadvantaged children and sports schools students will attend the World Cup 2019 competitions in freestyle wrestling for free, which will be held in Yakutsk in March
This was announced at the first meeting of the World Cup organizing committee by the head of the republic Aisen Nikolaev.
“We hold competitions of such a high level in Yakutsk primarily for our viewers, for people. All ardent fans of free-style wrestling - we have a lot of them in Yakutia - should be as informed as possible about the upcoming bouts. The best wrestlers of the world will fight in Yakutsk. And, of course, these sporting events should be seen by children from sports schools and low-income families,” said Aisen Nikolaev. The leader of Yakutia instructed the Ministry of Sports of the republic to allow for the possibility of free attendance of competitions for children from these social categories.
The Cup will be held in Yakutsk from March 15 to 17 at the Triumph Sports Training Center. It is held annually under the auspices of the International Federation of Greco-Roman Wrestling, Freestyle Wrestling and Women's Wrestling United World Wrestling.
160 athletes from eight countries will arrive in Yakutsk: Russia, USA, Japan, Iran, Mongolia, Georgia, Turkey, Cuba. Competitions will be held in ten weight categories.
The World Cup should meet a number of stringent requirements, ranging from catering and accommodation of sports delegations, ending with opening and closing ceremonies, the state of sports facilities, stands and mats, on which wrestlers will compete.
Next week, a working group of the Russian Wrestling Federation and the United World Wrestling will arrive in Yakutsk to agree on solutions to general issues of preparation for the Cup, the press service of the republic’s head and government reports.