The “Yarygin” Golden Grand Prix is being held at the Yarygin Palace of Sport in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk. On the first day of the competition, in the female 58 kg category, World Youth Championship bronze medalist P.Orkhon won the Grand Prix, defeating the famous Japanese wrestler Koari Icho by 10:0 points, and received a gold medal. Twenty-three year old P.Orkhon won this year’s State Championship. The contest between P.Orkhon and Kaori Icho put an end to the Japanese wrestler’s run of 158 continuously victories.
On the second day of the competition, in the female 75kg category, International Master of Sport B.Odonchimeg took gold by defeating a Russian wrestler. Four other wrestlers – E.Sumiya (53kg), S.Tserenchimed (58kg), B.Shoovdor (58kg), and Sh.Tumentsetseg all took bronze medals.
The Golden Grand Prix is named after Ivan Yarygin (1948-97), who was a top Soviet freestyle wrestler, twice Olympic champion and President of the Russian Wrestling Federation.