About 500 people gathered to support their athletes in the central square of Beirut. The audience could be several times larger, but due to the presence of the top leadership of Lebanon, as well as guests from a number of Middle Eastern states, security measures were taken on the square.
The match between George Bejjani and Vadim Stetsyuk ended with the victory of the Ukrainian armwrestler, which made Vadim the owner of a unique ring made of silver and gold with the PAL and the Lebanese Armwrestling League logos.
The second armfight ended with a score of 4: 2 in favor of the Lebanese champion.
After the match, the venue burst into glee and the fans jumped out onto the stage where they raised the champion on their hands.
Igor Mazurenko, the President of the Professional Armwrestling League, with support of which the armwrestling in Lebanon is developing at an incredibly high pace, thanked the chief organizer and inspirer of the arm wrestling in Lebanon, Mr. Karim El Andari, for his efforts to develop sport in the Middle East. Igor announced the appointment of Mr. Karim El Andari as the official representative of PAL in 12 Middle Eastern countries.
"...And PAL, for its part, will do its best to ensure that the star of the Middle East armwrestling shined bright on the sports map of the world! "