PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
May 26, 2017
TERMEZ WILL HOST THE 13TH INTERNATIONAL KURASH TOURNAMENT IN MEMORY OF HAKIM AT-TERMIZI FOR THE PRIZE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN
Currently, kurash is afoot in almost 130 countries around the world. At the high level, there are world and continental championships, international kurash tournaments.
The International Kurash Association, Confederations of Asia, Europe, Panamerica, Africa and Oceania are working hard to further enhance its standing, to have it included in the future in the program of the Summer Olympic Games.
At a regular general assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia, held in September 2015 in Ashgabat, kurash was officially included in the program of the XVIII Summer Asian Games, which will be held in 2018 in Jakarta (Indonesia).
The status and prestige of the international kurash tournament in memory of Hakim at-Termizi for the prize of the President of Uzbekistan, which this year will be held for the thirteenth time in Termez, is highly recognized worldwide. Great interest in participating in it is shown by palvans from many countries. Over the years, the most famous sportsmen from all over the world have fought for the victory in this tournament held since 1993 every two years.
More than 150 athletes and guests from 50 countries are expected to participate in the competitions this year, which also indicates its growing prestige. The tournament will be held in weight categories 73, 90 kg, and in the absolute weight category. The prize fund is $ 56 thousand. The sportsman who wins in the absolute weight category will be awarded the prize of the President of Uzbekistan - $ 25 thousand. The winner of the second place will receive $ 10 thousand, the two athletes who took the third place - $ 5 thousand each. Large cash awards will also be awarded to the winners and prize-winners in other weight categories.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)