Changes in PAL. Women will now be allowed to fight in 57 kg category. This was not possible for many years. ()
57 kg is a new weight category for women, that PAL has implemented as a result of observations of the armwrestling “market”. So far, women could fight in 52, 65 and 65 + kg categories.
- There’s too much of a gap between 52 and 65 kg – says Igor Mazurenko from PAL. – For a few years now we have been hearing voices from around the world that women would like to fight, but the weight difference was too crushing.
The problem with the categories has its particular origins. At the beginnings of Zloty Tur there were not many ladies willing to fight, to create special categories for them.