Where did this conclusion come from and where is the way out of the current situation with refereeing? ()
To be a referee means to apply the rules. Nothing more, nothing less.
Armwrestling at the world level gets bigger and the whole sport changes, the competitors become stronger, faster, is a whole different level. Is a professional sport already and what a professional sport needs is the refereeing level to be at the top.
We need a change? Yes. We might have seminars and testing but the attitude must change. A good addition will be that the video recording from the official cameras to be reviewed in case of a protest, the WAF rules don't have a clear procedure on how a competitor can defend himself at a protest. Is 2017 and we must evolve, we have professional competitors, high level championships but incomplete rules. And when I say incomplete it means that everything that is decided on the stage to be included in the rules, in writing and not to be just a procedure that is only said at the referee seminars.