On July 20th, the 3rd Dongtai Armwrestling Open (URPA event) was held in Dongtai, JS, China. ()
This event was sponsored by Dongtai Armwrestling Association and co-organized by Tie Wan (Shanghai) Sports Ltd. Dongtai Armwrestling Association is the first official regional armwrestling association in China, while Tie Wan (Shanghai) Sports Ltd is the first Chinese armwrestling organization to have the partnership with PAL. The two organizations formed a long-term partnership with the same goal of promoting and popularizing armwrestling sport throughout China, which contributed to the success of the event.
Chen Feng, the General Secretary of Dongtai Armwrestling Association, said: 'Joining URPA means the promotion of professionalism, and the cooperation with PAL means that armwrestling in Dongtai, and even the whole JS province, are officially integrated into the international armwrestling community. That's why we were so eager to get into URPA.'
Qiao Yi, as a competitor, has participated in three URPA events, Shanghai, Kuching (Malaysia) and Dongtai this time. He said: 'URPA rankings are fair for athletes from every place. For those athletes who have been training hard for years, but are unable to participate in major international events due to objective reasons, it is a good opportunity for the world to know themselves.