For recent years, many different formats of competitions have appeared in armwrestling. In addition to regular tournaments, a series of duels consisting of several rounds are gaining popularity. Let’s talk about why this happens and what the most endurable armwrestler of the planet Devon Larratt says about it. ()
For many years, in armwrestling there were only two formats of fights. There was a single duel, which instantly determined who is stronger, and also there was a tournament format, with more than 2 athletes participating. In 2001, Igor Mazurenko, then - sports enthusiast, and today - a well-known promoter and, according to many, the founder of the contemporary professional armwrestling, proposed a new format of the armwrestling bout. Igor offered a 6-round series of duels with a break of 1-2 minutes, which in addition to strength, required from the athlete some unprecedented level of endurance. And that new format was called "Armfight". The first armfights took place in Poland in 2001. Today, looking back at what happened then, we understand that it was a real revolution in armwrestling. The new format changed the picture of the world’s arm-sport.
For years there was a certain pool of world’s "stars", the unbeatable pullers, which has not been changing over the years. With the advent of armfights the situation has changed dramatically. The factor of endurance came up and many "gods" had to leave their Olympus. Namely the endurance was the “secret" and "terra incognita" of armwrestling. The armwrestling matches during which the small guy pinned the huge opponent always impressed the public. And the key to this was the endurance.