“A native of the Pridnestrovian town of Dubossary Nikolay Iov, International Master of Sports of Pridnestrovie, became the only powerlifter from Europe who managed to win the title of an “Arnold Classic” Champion.
Note that the Tournament “Arnold Classic” was organized by Arnold Schwarzenegger and his partner and mentor in the business, producer of many sports, Jim Lorimer in 1988.
The competitions, attended by Nikolay Iov, were held from February 28 to March 3, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. This time, the festival was attended by about 18,000 athletes from 80 countries competing in 45 sports, including 12 Olympic sports.
Nikolay Iov is one of five invited members of the national junior team of the Russian Federation on the power sports.
The sportsman earned the right to participate in the competition through becoming the World Championship gold medalist at the Powerlifting Championship 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and establishing two world records in the deadlift and bench press at the America’s Powerlifting Cup 2012 in Atlanta , Georgia, USA” . original version is from http://radiopmr.org/golos/9750/
P.S. during his rewarding was playing Transdniestrian anthem.