To the participants, organizers and guests of the Freestyle Wrestling World Cup.

On behalf of the Russian Olympic Committee and on my own behalf, I welcome the participants of the organizers and guests of the World Cup in freestyle wrestling in Yakutsk.

For the first time such an important and representative international tournament will be held in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), which is famous for the hospitality and hospitality of its inhabitants, its rich history and unique national culture. In Yakutia, martial arts are very popular. It is not by chance that this region gave us a whole galaxy of wonderful freestyle wrestlers, such as, for example, Pavel Pinigin, Roman Dmitriev and Alexander Ivanov. In Yakutia, as in Russia as a whole, wrestling is one of the most popular sports. Over the past four Olympic cycles, our wrestlers have won more than 40 Olympic medals. Great result! I am confident that the upcoming World Cup will be held at the highest level and will be a bright event in the sports life of our country in the pre-Olympic year. I wish the athletes success, and the fans and guests of the competition will have unforgettable impressions of their stay in the capital of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

President of the Russian Olympic Committee

President Pozdnyakov S.K.