Yesterday, on 24th April 2018, two WAL's armwrestlers, Devon Larratt and Ian Carnegie were guests in postgame show for NBA on TNT, Inside the NBA, hosted by Ernie Johnson with analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal.
24 Apr 2018
"In the span of 40 years, the World Armwrestling Federation (WAF; previously known as the World Arm Wrestling Federation – WAWF) has grown from an organization with a single member country to one that is 80-plus member countries strong. On April 20, 2018 its efforts were rewarded with the sport of armwrestling being granted full membership status with the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), an umbrella organisation for all international sports federations. This is quite an accomplishment – fewer than 100 sports have this status – and it is an important stepping stone to getting armwrestling recognized by national governments and the sponsorship possibilities that can come from said recognition. Every organization has to start somewhere: this is the story of how the WAF first began taking shape.
In the late 1950s, a young man from Scranton, Pennsylvania, by the name of Robert O’Leary was in the navy. During this time, he was exposed to an activity that sailors liked to do to pass the time – challenge each other to armwrestling matches. Though not the best at it, he found the activity to be a good test of strength as well as entertaining.
21 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
photo: WAF/facebook - WAF President Assen Hadjitodorov addressing to the members of GAISF
"BRAKING NEWS !!!! ARMWRESTLING BECOME TODAY, 20TH OF APRIL 2018, FULL MEMBER OF GAISF THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS (FORMER SPORTACCORD)" - facebook.com/wafarmwrestling.
19 Apr 2018
Arm Nation films Deb Fiddler reffing Harleigh Marchant and Bobbi Haugen
Friday, April 19, 2018 – Arm Nation, a 13 x half hour documentary series that will premiere on APTN in the autumn of 2018, follows the training, competitions and life challenges of Indigenous men and women who ‘pull’ in the fast growing international sport of armwrestling.
Filming took place over six months in 2017, culminating at the Canadian Armwrestling Championships. The stories captured are diverse: from a former strong man competitor trying to succeed in this new very different sport, to a mother of five bringing her love of arm wrestling to her Reserve, to a top athlete recovering from a devastating arm injury, as another arm wrestler struggles to get back to the table after two years away battling cancer. The sixteen First Nations and Métis athletes range in age from 21-54, spanning as far west as Prince George and Penticton, British Columbia, as far east as Eskasoni, Nova Scotia and to the north in Mistissini, Quebec.
17 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018
Artavazd Nalbandyan, a trainer of strength sports, specializing in training of disabled athletes - an inteview with an organizer of Disabled World Cup - Poland, Anna Mazurenko.
"Artavazd, today we would like you to draw a parallel between para-arm-wrestling and other para-disciplines. Please answer the following questions:
You are a coach in different sports disciplines. Do your athletes choose their sport themselves or you help them to make a choice?
- When a person comes to my gym or writes to me on the Internet that he wants to go in for sports, we first analyze his physical potential together: what muscles or limbs do not work or even sometimes absent. It all depends on what kind of sport he likes and whether it is possible to engage in this sport in his condition. I have a guy in Gyumri (a city in Armenia) who does not have a left hand and three fingers on his right hand. According to his condition, it is very difficult for him to fight in armwrestling. But he has a great desire to do this kind of sport. I took him very hard trainings to start to pull and his movements are very limited. He fights only with his biceps, although it does not stop him. At the Armenian championship among athletes with disabilities in his weight category he took third place. But there are cases when people with disabilities have not yet decided what kind of sport they like. In any case, it’s only them who makes the final decision.
"Make-A-Wish® Challenges You! Support the Make-A-Wish #ArmWrestleChallenge - April 9-30
The Make-A-Wish #ArmWrestleChallenge kicks off in April as part of our World Wish Day® campaign, raising awareness and funds online to help grant the wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses. A wish experience can give kids the mental toughness they need to fight their illness.
12 Apr 2018
10 Apr 2018
A poster for the 50th Vendetta ALL STARS has been posted today on facebook group, World Armwrestling Forum.
Faces of top heavyweight such as: Denis Cyplenkov, Devon Larratt, Andrey Pushkar, Rustam Babayev, Dave Chaffee, Dmitry Trubin or Tim Bresnan promote the upcoming ARMFIGHT #50.
8 Apr 2018
7 Apr 2018
Photo: Karen Mainard Bean / facebook
"Frank and Karen Bean just announced that this will be the last year of AAA Nationals. They are retiring this amazing event in support of one unified National Title!! This is fantastic news for the sport here in the USA Even better, they announced that they will be hosting a North American Championship, with Canada and Mexico invited to occur each year in August!
5 Apr 2018
I am a big fan of SUPERMATCH FORMAT, and I truly believe that this format is a future in PRO armwrestling, and the best form to determain a winner.
The popularity and recognition of PRO armwrestling should be built in a similar way as it is done in UFC, Bellator and other top MMA organizations. Events with ONE vs ONE matches, lasting no more then three hours, with magnetic individuals whose preperation and talk before the event. All these aspects form one whole, the EVENT.