Yesterday on the 12th September 2012 during the World Armwrestling Championships the WAF Congress took place. Assen Hadjitodorow was chosen to be the WAF President. ()
Assen Hadjitodorow (Bulgaria) is also the President of the EAF and the national Federation. His activity for both amateur and professional Armwrestling has been lasting for several years. We now him as a person fluently speaking English and Russian, well-organized and, what’s really important – a person of a great personal culture.
The elections that took place at the WAF Congress were rather dramatic. The secret ballot based on throwing papers into a ballot box. The head of the Scrutiny Commission was Igor Mazurenko. After counting all the votes it turned out that Assnen’s opponent - Fred Roy got 19 votes, whereas Assen 20 ones.
Leonid Harkles became the WAF Main Referee.
Willy Denemonstier became the WAF General Secretary.
A large part of Armwrestling environment connects the election of Hadjitodorow with hope for a “new opening” in World Armwrestling Federation. There are many outstanding issue that need to be solved and many current matters to be implemented.
An important issue is the WAF budget.