Ural Federal University: Students and Alumni Performed at the Russian Armwrestling Championship

Four graduates and two students of Ural Federal University represented the Ural Federal District at the Russian Armwrestling Championship. The competition was held March 21-25 in St. Petersburg and is a qualifier for the world championship.

University student Aleksandr Voblikov in the weight category of 85 kg won 5th place in the right hand, and Dmitry Luchinin in the weight category of 65 kg won 17th place in the left hand. Graduates of UrFU won gold, silver and bronze. Eldar Bubenko in the weight category of 85 kg has gold on the left hand, 4th on the right hand and bronze in the biathlon. Nadezhda Irtuganova in 65 kg weight category won the silver medal on the left hand, the 5th on the right hand and bronze in biathlon. Both athletes are on the Russian national team and will represent the country at international competitions in Turkey. Anna Osintseva in the 50 kg weight category won the 5th place in the left hand and Vladimir Shapochkin in the 65 kg weight category won the 18th place.

“I think that our students performed well at the championship. They took part in it to try their strength among adults, to compare themselves with serious competitors, because next year they will have to compete in another category. I am also proud of our graduates. Despite the fact that they graduated, they keep in touch with the university, attend training sessions. Moreover, as the competition results show, not for nothing,” said Valeriy Filin, Ural Federal University Senior Armwrestling Instructor.

As a reminder, UrFU students will still represent the country in international competitions. According to the results of Russian Championship (held 3-5 March in Orel), Anton Petrov, Aleksey Zadiraka and Dmitry Luchinin were included in Russian junior team and will compete in September at the championship in Antalya (Turkey).

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