UWW Intercontinental Cup - Alrosa Cup 2016 kicks off in Moscow
Today, international tournament in freestyle, Greco-Roman and women's wrestling UWW Intercontinental Cup - Alrosa Cup 2016 begins in "Druzhba" Universal Sports Hall. The tournament will be held under the slogan "Heroes for Tokyo-2020".
The idea of its creation was born in 1994, when coach of the Russian national team in Greco-Roman wrestling Mikheil Mamiashvili organized a "Match of the Century" in the format Russian national team - world team.
This idea was continued after nine years in the format of Absolute World Championship, dedicated to the memory of Ivan Yarygin.
From 2007 to 2008 CSKA wrestling club successfully challenged teams in Europe, America and Asia, and in 2011-2015, with the support of Moscow Sports Committee, the European Nations Cup was established in the capital.
This year's event will be held on November 12-13, it will be attended by about 170 athletes under 23 years old from Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iran and Uzbekistan. The official opening ceremony of the tournament will be held on Saturday at 15:00 (MSK).
Today viewers will see preliminary fights in freestyle, Greco-Roman and women's wrestling. Finals will be held on Sunday, the final day of competition will end with the awarding ceremony. It will begin at 19:00 (MSK).