The Congress of the World Armwrestling Federation, opening the World Cup-2017, was held. ()
At the Congress, representatives of the national federations discussed a number of important issues, diversifying the development of arm wrestling: summed up the results of last year's work, discussed the prospects for the development of our sport.
So, one of the first issues on the agenda was the adoption of new member countries of the federation, which became Mauritius and Portugal. The membership of the Georgian and Korean federations was also re-confirmed.
An important moment was the speech of the President of the federation Assen Hadjitodorov, who focused on the full conditions for the entry of the para-federation into the Sport Accord: "In order for the most famous sports organization in the world to include para-armwrestling, very little is needed. Now the world championships for athletes with disabilities are visited by participants in 39 countries with the required number of 40. Therefore, for the productive work of our organization it is worth a little more active".
The participants of the Congress heard the results of the work of the continental federations over the past year and got acquainted with the further work plans, after which the head of the Referee Panel of the federation Leonard Harkless said the pleasant news: according to the results of the annual test the championship will be served by 20 Master referees, while the total number of referees - 40.