In 2019, the Armwrestling World Championship will be held in Poland, in which, according to Igor Mazurenko, PAL president and head promoter, a record number of athletes - more than 1600 from 70 countries will take part. ()
This large number of participants is not only the result of the traditional high level of organization in Poland, and not only the manifestation of the charisma of Igor Mazurenko. At the World Championship 2019 for the first time will be introduced age category of 14-16 years of age.
Competitions in this age category are already held in Russia, but to see the World Championship, junior juniors will only be able in 2019.
Everybody knows that there are many talented children aged 14-16, who today compete in juniors at the World and European Championships. But since they still had to fight with older athletes, access to the prize places was almost closed to them.
According to the president of the Federation of the Russian Armwrestling Federation, Alexander Filimonov, the number of juniors grows by 10-20% every year.
Today the WAF World Championship lasts 6 days.