Recently in France there was an armwrestling national championship. The Vice President of French Armwrestling Federation, Adrian Reculet, shared his impressions after it. ()
The French Armwrestling National Championship took place on the 11th march 2017 in Drap, France near Nice. There were 100+ participants with at least 10 teams represented.
The most interesting fights were in the open category in my opinion, Aymeric Pradines won his category left and right and won the open with both hands, his fight in the finals right hand with Mickael Gattoni was thrilling. In the lighter categories, David Vitry and Christophe Rey did a great job and had some brutal fights in the finals right and left hand. Christophe "THE STING" Rey was in great shape but was weaker on the left hand. The 80 kgs category was great too with great fights, David Diouf is making an enormous return since 2 years now, last year he defeated Jozsef Lovei on the right hand in the finals and this year he won everything and took 3rd place right hand in open category at ~76 kgs bodyweight, 80 kgs category was also marked by the fact that Jozsef Lovei did not competed. 85 kgs category was great, Mickael Bobillo won everything with no suprise, he is a powerful young guy!! 90 kgs category featured some great fights too ! Ciprian Valean took first place right hand and left hand for the first time since Salih Buldukoglu wasn't here this year, it allowed Ciprian to win left hand for the first time. Ciprian vs Salih left hand in the finals is like a "Classic" fight since 2-3 years now. Every year they meet and Salih usually win.