On July 27, 2019 in the capital of the Indian state of Assam, the city of Guwahati, the historic Assam URPA World Ranking Showdown armwrestling Championship was held, organized with the support of PAL’s Indian partner the Bulldog Armwrestling company. ()
The historical significance of this tournament lies in the fact that this is the first international professional armwrestling tournament in the Eastern part of India, in which the record number of participants for today - more than 300 - has taken part.
The first in the history of Assam, the tournament became the second in the history of India. With the support of the global Professional Armwrestling League, the first international professional rating tournament Bulldog Showdown in Bangalore was held in March 2019. Despite the fact that a little more than 70 people took part in the first tournament, almost all the states of India where armwrestling is developing fastest were represented there. As noted by Kirill Yakovlev, PAL Communications Director, the second tournament in the country, with the number of participants many times greater than the previous one, is a sign of a solid foundation for further development of our sport in India.
Ronnie Sehgal - CEO of Bulldog Armwrestling, noted that he would like to express deep appreciation on behalf of his company and the entire world professional armwrestling, to the main organizers of the tournament in Assam - Mr. Anup Rajkonwar, Mr. Hridaynanda Konwar, Mr. Jugal Kishor Mahanta, Mr. Lakhya Konwar, as well as other members and advisers to the organizing team.