In the capital of Tatarstan competitions of the finals of the World Kurash Belt Wrestling Championship were held. More than one hundred and thirty wrestlers from twenty six states found prizewinners in 10 categories. Qualification bouts were held in Moscow, and the main fights were held in Kazan.
Turkmen athletes also distinguished themselves during the competition: Emirhan Esenov in the 65 kg category, Serdar Sapargeldyev in the 70 kg category, Mekan Serdarov in the 100 kg category, Begli Hudaynazanov in the 130 kg and more category won bronze medals. Novruz Kakaliev won silver in the 75 kg category.