Recently, the popular arm wrestling website XSportNews has published its world top 20 professional arm wrestlers rankings. XSportNews immediately warned that the ranking was subjective and compiled according to its readers’ opinion. The ranking caused a mixed reaction both of the arm wrestling fans and athletes. ()
According to the readers’ ranking, the first place among the professionals on the left hand belongs to Oleg Zhokh, the second - Andrei Pushkar. On the right hand, the first place remains Andrei Pushkar’s, the second - Dave Chaffee’s.
The authors explain that rankings were corrected in connection with the results of EuroArm and LVIV OPEN CUP. So the 1st place on the left hand went to Oleg Zhokh after a crushing victory over Andrei Pushkar in the final of the LVIV OPEN CUP.
After this match, the opinions of the fans about their outcome were divided. Some argue that Oleg's victory was contractual and Pushkar did not fight “on his full," others believe Oleg, who has already released a video, which confirms that there was no staging.