This year the European Championship will be held in Katowice, Poland. ()
This championship will be the fourth tournament of the European level in the history of the Polish armwrestling. The first championship was held in 2001. It was a time of the collapse of the federation, but then 11 teams and about 130 participants came to Gdynia to pull. Russian and Czech team were the biggest and Polish, for example, consisted of 11 people. Then the Poles did not count on any medals, however, a few second places they had.
The second time - in 2004 in Gdynia - was broken the record for the number of participants in the European Championship, 480 participants from 27 countries came to the tournament. Also, this championship is remembered that the competitions were held for three days for the last time. One of the main arguments against such a short period of the event was the fact that the pulling among juniors, masters and people with disabilities in both arms held in one day and ended at 3 am. After this championship we started to split such competitions into four days.
The problem has also been in the program for protocols –- it was far from perfect.
The third time Poland met the European Championship in 2012 in Gdansk.