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India makes its mark at the 2019 World Armwrestling Championship

The first IFA World Armwrestling Championship and the Zloty Tur World Cup was held from 3-8 December in Rumia, Poland. 

The Indian contingent at the 2019 IFA World Armwrestling Championship and Zloty Tur (Rumia, Poland)

The event saw participation from a whopping 30+ countries with more than 500 participants! It was organized by the Professional Armwrestling League (PAL) and the International Federation if Armwrestling (IFA), which is the world governing body for the sport of arm wrestling. The world-class event was produced by Mazurenko Promotions.

The International Federation of Armwrestling’s (IFA) First World Championship.

The Indian contingent comprised of 6 arm wrestlers, supported by The Board of Control for Armwrestling in India (BCAI), and represented by team captain- Sandeep Sheoran.  

Sandeep Sheoran – Team India Captain

Results- World Armwrestling Championship:

1) Deepankar Mech

Class- Senior Men’s

Weight Category: 70 kg

Hand: Right

Final Rank: 8th

2) Sandeep Sheoran 

Class: Senior Men’s

Weight Category: 95 kg 

Hand: Right 

Final Rank: 9th

3) Guriquable Singh 

Class: Senior Men’s

Weight Category: 95 kg 

Hand: Right 

Final Rank: 7th

4) Vakhtavar 

Class: Senior Men’s

Weight Category: 86 kg 

Hand: Right

Final Rank: 14th

5) Shubham Mashankar 

Class: Youth Boy’s

Weight Category: 90+ kg 

Hand: Both

Final Rank: 5th

6) Poornima Yadav

Class: Senior Women’s

Weight Category: 65 kg

Hand: Right

Final Rank: 6th 

For complete result’s list of the World Armwrestling Championship, visit:

  1. Day 1 – http://en.armpower.net/article/4951/world-championship-first-day-results?fbclid=IwAR1Xz1mrAEnI-p4oa0LQu0FSQ_zzjxx0E_H_-SsJtMZbM31iwxKz0Ew4HPU 
  2. Day 2 – http://en.armpower.net/article/4952/world-championship-second-day-results?fbclid=IwAR2gTNu5rEcHB3nmcMilALYNnbX_jR-7fyiIRLBlwjLruU-QWKoZdnUSY-k
(L-R): Zil Fadli (PAL-URPA Head Referee), Igor Mazurenko (PAL President) and Kirill Yakovlev (IFA General Secretary)

Results – Zloty Tur

1) Deepankar Mech

Class- Senior Men’s

Weight Category: 70kg

Hand: Right

Final Rank: 6th

2) Shubham Mashankar 

Class: Senior Men’s

Weight Category: 105 kg 

Hand: Right

Final Rank: 17th

3) Sandeep Sheoran 

Class: Senior Men’s

Weight Category: 95 kg 

Hand: Right 

Final Rank: 14th

4) Guriquable Singh 

Class: Senior Men’s

Weight Category: 95 kg 

Hand: Right 

Final Rank: 16th

For complete result’s list of the Zloty Tur World Cup, visit:

  1. Left Hand – http://en.armpower.net/article/4953/zloty-tur-2019-left-hand-results
  2. Right Hand – http://en.armpower.net/article/4954/zloty-tur-2019-right-hand-results

The 2019 World Armwrestling Championship and Zloty Tur was held in Rumia, Poland (December) and organised by the Professional Armwrestling League (PAL) and supported by the International Federation of Armwrestling (IFA)

“It was a proud moment for the entire team to be a part of this historic event. Kudos to IFA and PAL for conducting a world class championship, and raising the standards of professional arm wrestling. Congratulations to Team India for their exceptional effort in the World Armwrestling Championship and the Zloty Tur World Cup! I am sure it was a great learning experience for the pullers, and I wish to see more athletes representing India at the world stage. Lastly, I would like to thank Mr. Igor Mazurenko for this wonderful opportunity. The revolution of world arm wrestling would not have been possible without his efforts and commitment. Through his support and guidance, I am sure that BCAI can achieve greater heights of success for the sport of arm wrestling in India.” 

Ronnie Sehgal (President – BCAI)
The Indian Team pose for a picture with Anna Mazurenko (IFA Vice-President)

BCAI- the official governing body arm wrestling in India, is all set to send a strong Indian contingent for the upcoming Asian Armwrestling Championship (Malaysia) and the World Armwrestling Championship (USA) in 2020.

Team India

For more info and latest arm-wrestling news, visit www.thebcai.com

(Left-Right, Top to bottom): Team India- Poornima Yadav, Sandeep Sheoran, Deepankar Mech, Shubham Mashankar, Guriquable Singh, Vakhtavar. Supported by the Board of Control for Armwrestling in India (BCAI)

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