The 4th Russian Federation President’s Cup – IWF Grand Prix was held successfully with the participation of nearly 50 athletes from 14 countries in Noyabrsk, a city in North Siberia, Russia on 6-7 September, 2014. The prestigous Olympic qualification event was held in the brand new Sport Hall „Zenit” in 75, +75 kg bodyweight categories for women and 94, 105, +105 kg for men.
This event was held for the fourth time after Belgorod, Saint-Petersburg and Moscow.
At the opening ceremony Mr. Alexandr Mazharov, Deputy Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District and Mrs. Hanna Belotskaya, Mayor of Noyabrsk greeted the audience. Mrs. Eva Balogh, IWF representative handed over a diploma to Mr. Mazharov as a token of appreciation for the support of the event. After a spectacular dance show introducing the traditions of the region, the athletes were in the centre of attention.
In 94 kg bodyweight category Egor KLIMONOV, RUS won the prize of 5000 USD.
Among women in 75 kg XIE Hongli, CHN was the best.
In 105 kg Arturs PLESNIEKS, LAT got a gold medal.
The best female athlete in +75 kg became HARIDY Shaimaa and the strongest man in +105 kg at the competition was Marcin DOLEGA.
The trophy of the best team was awarded to Russia.
The competition was held at high professional level. The hosts showed the participants one of the largest oil and gas industrial projects of Russia. As a new initiative the city created the Alley of Champions where representatives of the IWF and the participating national teams planted a tree.