Greetings from the Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation to participants, organizers and guests of the World Cup in freestyle wrestling in Yakutsk.
On behalf of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation and myself personally, I welcome the participants, organizers and guests of the World Cup in freestyle wrestling!
Our country has several times hosted these prestigious international competitions, but for the first time wrestling bouts of world leaders will be held on the carpets of Yakutsk. Freestyle wrestling is one of the most popular sports in Russia and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Since Soviet times, this region is a source of personnel for national teams of the country. The high achievements of the fighters of Yakutia inspired thousands of teenagers to play sports. The eight strongest teams in the world will demonstrate their skills and will to win in upcoming competitions.
I am sure that the World Cup will cause great interest among viewers and specialists, attract new fans to the ranks of fans of sports wrestling and will strengthen international sports ties.
I wish all participants of the competition good luck and victories in a fair fight, and guests - positive emotions and good mood!
Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation