RUSARM.pro received exclusive info from Nicholas Mishta about A1 Russian Open 2015. I tried to make a better translation from Russian language. For the first time there will be an Open class for Women, some changes in the weight classes for Men.
Next week will be published Regulation on A1 RUSSIAN OPEN. There are a few changes compared to the previous year.
1. Weight categories for men: -65 kg, -80 kg, -95 kg, +95 kg, Open class
2. There will be an Open class for Women / Ladies but only for the right hand, following the same rules as for men: 4 subgroups with the strongest 8 competitors will enter the final (2 from each subgroups). The prizes are not yet defined, but there will prizes be for all 8 open women finalists: 1st – 8th place.
3. There will be Disabled classes as last year: 4 classes of different disabilities (ARM 1 – ARM 4), open for each class, and prizes for 1st – 5th place.
4. Date approved: 23-25 July 2015, Vladikavkaz.
Source: RUSARM.pro │ Google Translate:
Exclusively for RUSARM.PRO from Nicholas Mishta: “Next week will be published Regulation on A1 RUSSIAN OPEN. There are a few changes compared to the previous year.
1). Weight categories have men- 65, to 80, to 95, over 95, Absolyutka.
2). It will be Absolyutka and women on the principle of male (but only the right hand!). Also, 4 subgroups, 8-ka and the strongest and so on. The prize is not yet defined, but all eight involved!
3). There are also all disabled as well as last year (4th grade in each absolyutka, but the prize – first to fifth inclusive).
4). Date approved: 23-25 July 2015, Vladikavkaz. ”
Source: RUSARM.pro │ Google Translate
Previous editions of A1 Russian Open took place in the capital of Russia – Moscow.
This year A1 Russian Open it seems will take in Vladikavkaz which is the capital city of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, Russia.
Vladikavkaz is just 760 km (by car) away from Sochi (Alexey Voevoda’s hometown), and considering the huge size of Russia, is like they are neighbor cities 🙂 (View the MAP below):
” Vladikavkaz (lit. ruler of the Caucasus) is the capital city of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, Russia. It is located in the southeast of the republic at the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, situated on the Terek River. Population: 311,693 (2010 Census); 315,068 (2002 Census); 300,198 (1989 Census). Vladikavkaz is one of the most populous cities in the North Caucasus.
The city is an industrial and transportation center. Manufactures include processed zinc and lead, machinery, chemicals, clothing, and food products. ”
Read More: Vladikavkaz – wikipedia.org