1st IFA World Armwrestling Championship

Caption: The 1st World Armwrestling Championship and Zloty Tur 2019, organised by the Professional Armwrestling League (PAL) and supported by the International Federation of Armwrestling (IFA)

Awesome combination of amateur armwrestling with the professionalism of professional armwrestling!

Caption: IFA President Anders Axklo addressing the attendees during the official Press Conference

The very first IFA world armwrestling championship defies all odds by lifting the benchmark of amateur arm wrestling to the highest professional standards. So here’s what really set this championship apart from others we have seen so far:

  • Refereeing – 
Caption: Official IFA Referee Team.

Veteran referees and highly qualified new generation referees who gave the athletes complete confidence and clarity with regards to rules and decisions.

  • Professional execution
    Clockwork running of the event in just 2 days! Precise planning and use of technology for smooth management of the event from Day 1, right until the end of the event.

  • Location
The first-ever World Armwrestling Championship organised by the International Federation of Armwrestling (IFA), in Rumia, Poland on December, 2019.

Awesome arena! Perfect for the rockstar athletes who represented their countries! From the lighting, stage and acoustic, the arena had the highest professional standard in the world!

  • Spirit of camaraderie and hope
    Unlike the previous world championships, the first IFA world championship stood apart because of the reason for its existence. Without exception, every athlete and official here wants a better future for arm wrestling. These were the individuals who took the risk of being banned, of being sidelined, but stood up for what they believed in. This brought a sense of belonging and solidarity during the entire event, something never seen before, except a few decades ago (according to the senior members).
Caption: (L-R) IFA Head Referee – Zil Fadli, PAL President – Igor Mazurenko and IFA General Secretary – Kirill Yakovlev address the media at the official Press Conference.

We look forward to more IFA world championships and we hope the spirit stays the same, as when it was founded!

Caption: Vendetta Top8 contenders. The best arm wrestlers in the world!

30 countries at the championship, all put together in just 5 months, shows the energy and demand for arm wrestling at a truly global level. Mazurenko Promotions and their super efficient team struck a chord will every one of the 500+ pullers!

30 countries with more than 450 participants at the 1st IFA World Armwrestling Championship!
Caption: IFA Congress at the 2019 World Armwrestling Championship (Rumia, Poland)

The 1st IFA congress was a huge success with representatives from all member nations democratically arriving at important decisions. The United States Armwrestling Association (USAA) has been awarded the opportunity to host the 2nd IFA World Armwrestling Championship in Orlando, Florida, USA. USAA is spearheaded by arm wrestling stalwarts Denise Wattles and Leonard Harkless. 

Team India at the 1st IFA World Armwrestling Championship in Rumia, Poland. (Left – To – Right ): Deepankar Mech, Vakhtavar, Guriquable Singh, Sandeep Sheoran, Shubham Mashankar.

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