Last weekend there was a national armwrestling championship in Sweden. What surprises will this team bring for the international championships? The President of Swedish Armwrestling Federation Anders Axklo tells. ()
Anders, tell about the championship, please.
– The Swedish nationals were held in Avesta, about 150 km northwest of Stockholm. It was a two-day event with record number 260 participants in total from 32 clubs. 32 clubs who are all registered and recognized by the Swedish sports government due to the organizational work that has been done the past year. This is also the main reason for the growth in participants, about 10% more than ever before. There are now 32 homes for armwrestlers around Sweden.
What was the most interesting fights and who was the most successful athletes, as for you?
– There are a few athletes in seniors who are dominant, on the women side Maria Lundqvist in -55 the worlds silver medalist, winning left and right, Felicia Rydstedt doing the same in -70, and of course Fia Reisek in -65.