May, the International Kurash competitions took place as part of the convention.
More than 100 athletes from 17 countries were announced to participate. The best kurash athletes and the athletes of other types of martial arts were qualified for the Finals. The athletes were competing in five weight categories including the absolute weight category.
Vepa Gurbanov, a student of the NCSPU Faculty of Physical Culture and Sports, was ranked third in the weight category of up to 65 kg.