The main achievement of 2019 for the Professional Armwrestling League is the successful launch of the Top 8 project. PAL President Igor Mazurenko introduces us to the results and prospects of professional armwrestling. ()
In 2019, a significant event took place. The old corrupt amateur organization has been replaced by the International Federation of Armwrestling, which now is careing of by amateur athletes and prepare them for more serious professional results.
Last year, the Professional Armwrestling League launched and conducted the first pilot project Top 8. At the beginning of the year, we carried out the first stage of the project on the Malaysian island of Borneo, the second stage in Shenzhen, China. The finals were hosted by the Zloty Tur in December.
Not everything went smoothly at the very beginning. We lost Andrey Pushkar, who was the main contender for participation in Top 8. The team from North America - Dave Chaffee, Michael Todd and Devon Larratt - were unable to participate due to contracts with another organization.