Author: Dimitar Nikolov
For a third consecutive year our best arm-wrestlers meet on the internationally renown outdoor tournament “Belogradchik Open.” In its latest edition, the aces in this sport were additionally motivated by the good prize fund of 10 000 BGN. The “Champion of Champions” Cup and the lion’s share of the cash premiums were won by the current worldwide winner Krasimir Kostadinov who has never missed any edition of “Belogradchik Open” and has won three titles. The fans of this exciting sport had the opportunity to see more world champions such as Hristo Delidzhakov, Stoyan Golemanov and the living arm-wrestling legend Tsvetan Gashevski. Additional intrigue into the final tournament was added by the participation of the best Romanian arm-wrestlers led by their award-winning competitor Daniel Andronače. The tournament has been organized with the financial support of the patrons Milen and Todor Buzinski who are among the main sponsors of the Bulgarian federation for arm-wrestling. The president of this federation, Asen Hadzhitodorov ensured that the tournament shall stay in the calendar of the Federation for the next year and will even be included among other official competitions and events of the European Federation. “Belogradchik Open” is not only an opportunity to entertain our residents but also an attraction in the program for the guests of Belogradchik and the natural phenomenon we have. I am sure that this tournament has the potential to establish itself as a major international event, the mayor of the municipality Boris Nikolov is optimistic.
Source: “Belogradchik echo”, a monthly edition of “Konkurent” journal for Belogradchik municipality