31 Jan 2018

Fia Reisek - nominated as the "Role model of the year" 2017!

 Picture: Sveriges radio

Congratulations Fia, you have gotten nominated as "the role model of the year" by the Swedish "Budo and martial arts federation". How does it feel?

- It feels fantastic. I feel honoured. It´s the biggest thing you can do, to inspire others.

In what way do you think that you are a good role model?

- It´s hard to say. Maybe it is inspiring that I haven´t always been in the top of armwrestling. That it is during the last years that I have started to win more and more. That since I had children my training and competition has improved. Me myself get inspired by peoples development and their way to get there, and also when you balance working out and competing, with your daily work and having a family to take care of.

Do you have a role model in your life?

- I have many role models, it´s different if it is in normal life or in your sport. In life I get inspired by single parents or parents to children with different difficulties, that despite all odds proves that everything is possible. I also find it inspiring in sports, when someone makes it to the top, even if they don't have the right conditions to do so. That they overcome these obstacles and makes it, despite everything.

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (37) - Tommy Lee Jones vs Meryl Streep


30 Jan 2018

WORLD ARMWRESTLING FEDERATION RECOMMENDED FOR FULL GAISF MEMBERSHIP


  • WAF could become first Observer to complete journey to full GAISF membership
  • World Union of Olympic Cities recommended for Associate Membership
  • RLIF and FIP become 8th and 9th Observers

"(Lausanne. 30th January 2018) The World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) has been recommended for Full Membership of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).

The decision was taken by the GAISF Council, which met in Lausanne, and will be considered for approval by a vote of members at the GAISF General Assembly in Bangkok in April 2018.

The World Armwrestling Federation is led by President Assen Hadjitodorov and was founded in 1977. Its 2018 world championships will take place in Antalya, Turkey later this year.

International Tournament GOLDEN BEAR - Champions in Disabled Classes



International Tournament  GOLDEN  BEAR
Moscow, Russia

29 Jan 2018

Baktybek Kaliev awarded among sportsmen of all kinds of Kyrgyzstan.


"We are happy to announce that Baktybek Kaliev, a silver medalist of the Disabled World Cup - in 2017, was awarded among sportsmen of all kinds of Kyrgyzstan sport, in the nomination 'Breakthrough of the Year - 2017! Congratulations!

26 Jan 2018

25th Senec hand, International Armwrestling World Cup


25th Senec hand
International Armwrestling World Cup
06-08/04/2018

MsKS Senec, 1st May Square, Senec, Slovakia

23 Jan 2018

SAGRIS STEPANYAN: “I CAN STILL DO A LOT!”


"We are sure that every participant of the Professional World Cup and a Disabled World Cup pay attention to the armwrestler from Armenia Sargis Stepanyan and admired the strength of this athlete.

A soldier defending the border of his country returns to save a friend, but gets on the mine and receives serious injuries. Sargis Stepanyan becomes the National Hero of Armenia.


Anna Mazurenko: Is it difficult to be an example for others?

Sargis Stepanyan: No, by my example I want to prove that I'm not a superman. I am an ordinary man just like thousands of people around me who can repeat my achievements. It is only necessary to inspire their faith in themselves and their will to win.

22 Jan 2018

Malin Kleinsmith


I feel honoured to write for Armwrestlers ONLY! My name is Malin Kleinsmith, and I have been in the sport of armwrestling since 1994. I started when I was in a youth club and won an armwrestling competition there. After that, I was stuck. 

VIDEO from Arm Battle of Sweden 2018 – Vaios Anthoulis vs Vladisvlas Krasovskis (Right and Left)



/ Tomasz Wisniowski

21 Jan 2018

Alexandru Grumeza about the plans for Moldovan Armwrestling for 2018


In 2017, the National Armwrestling Federation of Moldova registered its first year of activity as an official structure, recognized by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Sport. We would like to mention the following activities at national level:


1. The organization of the first National Championship where 95 athletes participated;


2. The establishment of partnerships with a number of fitness halls where we have spent amateur championships;


3. The development of University Championships at the largest Universities in the country (University of Physical Education and Sports and University of Medicine and Pharmacy); but also in a high school in the capital ("Spiru Haret"); also more sports events in the provinces.


4. It was possible to establish a partnership relationship with a national coverage television (ImpactTV), which broadcasts live all the events organized by the Federation, including the launch of the weekly "Armfight Live on ImpactTV", where every Saturday, directly from the plateau they broadcast super-matches of moldovan athletes


5. In collaboration with the Department of Penitentiary Institutions and with the Norwegian Expert Mission to Promote Law Enforcement in the Republic of Moldova, using the "ARMWRESTLING" sports discipline, a large-scale social project was developed to promote healthy lifestyle and sport among prisoners.

"I am my own coach" - Eric Hoppe


On Disabled World Cup - Poland, Eric Hoppe talks with Anna Mazurenko about his passion.
What a spirit... POWER Eric !

Here is an interview:

Anna: You run the www.badenbisons.de website, what’s it about?

Eric: Baden – Bisons is the name of the club where the KSV – Ispringen armwrestlers train. At present there are 20 of us actively training in the club, in different weight and age categories, and I’m the only disabled armwrestler.


Anna: How does your training work?

Eric: I train four times a week. I train my strength three times a week and spar at the table with the other guys once a week. I also do speed and endurance workouts. I am my own coach. I have mastered the techniques well enough to get results at tournaments. My family gives me a lot of support, my father goes with me to major tournaments and gives me mental and moral support.

20 Jan 2018

Gala of Armwrestling Moldova 2017


The Moldovan Armwrestling Gala was celebrated with style in Chisinau. On January 12, 2018, the National Armwrestling Federation of Moldova made its 2017 totals!

After a year in which they won a lot of medals at the European and World Championships, the athletes were awarded by the Federation with diplomas, cups and gifts. About 55 people nominated for various categories, including the best athletes, coaches, referees, and other people who contributed to the promotion of this sport, were mentioned, and more than half of them were awarded with valuable prizes from evening partners: Rinaldi House, Avon, Daria Room, ZOOVIP, McDonals, Petrovskaia Sloboda, Burn, MedGlobalFarm and ElitConstruct!

19 Jan 2018

How to make womens armwrestling bigger!

         (Me and my daughter - be a role model to the younger)


In Sweden woman’s armwrestling is nearly as big as the men’s, and it is growing every year. We have a great team with woman going to the World championships and Europeans, we usually place in the top 3 with the team points in these competition. In Sweden it´s not extra ordinary for a woman to armwrestle. 

During the years I have been talking to women from other countries about how to make women armwrestling bigger in their countries. 

Some of them had said ”The prize money in the competitions are so low, its not as big as the mens, its unfair”or ”They only have a few weight classes for the womens, so I don’t want to participate” or ”nobody cares about us women, only about the men”

My opinion is this. First of all, Sweden is one of the most equal countries to live in (equal between woman and men). So I think it is naturally easier for a woman to start with a ”man dominated sport” than some other countries where the equality isn’t the same. But let´s focus on what we CAN do. 

17 Jan 2018

"Viking Arms" - International Open Armwrestling Tournament - February 2nd - 4th



Fefor Høifjellshotell Presents: Viking Arms Armwrestling Tournament!
February 2-4 February 2018 in Vinstra, Norway. 

Open for all Nordic Countries: 
(Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland).

Special Guest: Devon Larratt



16 Jan 2018

The arm battle of Sweden 2018 – womans classes


During last weekend the competition “The arm battle of Sweden” was held in Brickhouse training center in Kallhäll, Sweden. It was the armwrestler Mattias Zografos that arranged this competition. I helped a little bit, especially with the womens class.

For the mens classes he invited some armwrestlers from abroad to challenge armwrestlers from Sweden. It was great matches. But I will focus on the womens classes.

In the womens classes we pulled “Round Robin”-style (all the armwrestlers met the others once, and then you see who has won most matches in the end). We had from the beginning invited several armwrestlers from abroad also for the womans. But most of them cancelled due to either health problems or other things. So we had a pure Swedish class, EXCEPT for the excellent Brigitta Ivanfi from Hungry.

15 Jan 2018

WoA, Armwrestling 24h & AHC - RECALLS



Today, searching internet, I visited John Brzenk's profile on wikipedia. One of the external links in his profile is still the link not existing anymore, The Armwrestling History Channel (AHC).

What a nice surprise. Still you are able to see few pages of AHC, how it looked like. The link will direct you to web.archive.orgThen I have checked the other blog I used to run, the Armwrestling24, and it's the same. My next move was of course to check if my the most priceless source of all time, The World of Armwrestling is also there... and it's too. What a great recalls.

14 Jan 2018

Don Zeoli Jr.



Don Zeoli Jr. is an armwrestling fan and a graphic designer. He enjoys creating visuals that help promote and inspire those of us who participate in and enjoy the sport of armwrestling.

PREMIER 101 CUP:Rise of Southeast Asia - PROMO



In January 2018, in the biggest state in Malaysia, Sarawak will be hold 3rd International Charity Armwrestling Championship, PREMIER 101 CUP:Rise of Southeast Asia. The charitable event is organised to promote Armwrestling in Malaysia.

This year, as a special guest at the event will be armwrestling legend, an icon of supermatch format, Devon Larratt.

9 Jan 2018

Malin Kleinsmith talks with Louise Bornhall about The Arm Battle of Sweden


In today's StockholmDirekt.se Malin Kleinsmith talks with Louise Bornhall about upcoming event, The Arm Battle of Sweden, which will take place this weekend in Kallhäll, Sweden.


English version, translated by Malin Kleinsmith:

"Do you armwrestle during school break? Or maybe at lunch break at work? This weekend "The arm battle of Sweden" will be held in Kallhäll, where World champions and participants from several countries like Russia, Romania, Ukraine and Latvia will participate.

"28 men and 6 women will compete, everyone is hand-picked professionals," says co-organizer Malin Kleinsmith, who is in the Swedish national team in armwrestling and also competes at the competition this coming weekend.

"Unique competition"

The main organizer is the armwrestler Mattias Zografos, and the goal is that the competition will be organized every year.


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4 Jan 2018

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (34) - Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson


An American actor and professional wrestler, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the leading man on journey in Jumanji2 talks with Francisco Cáceres about his newest movie...  and they both ended up having an arm wrestle.