This sport is also a part of my culture here in Borneo – says Calveen Petrus. Get to know the history of this athlete! ()
I was 16 years old when I got introduced to the sport. I remember very clearly the day I got intrigued by an armwrestling table. I was at a tutor’s house and saw the table - and wondered “what is this contraption?” That’s when Dr. Andrew Wong (my tuition teacher or tutor) told me what it was called and what it was for.
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I fell in love with Armwrestlin...
That’s all it took. One look at a table and a hundred questions later - I started training for the sport with Dr Andrew Wong. I fell in love with the sport and decided to go for my first competition that year itself and although I didn’t place the experience was all I needed to make it a life long journey. I try to educate younger armwrestlers about joining competitions because a lot of the youths that we’re training have this mindset that they should only compete when they are “strong enough”. I believe that if you’re serious in the sport, you should join as many competitions as you can to identify what method works for you, what methods don’t work for you and what your strengths and weaknesses are.
When we’re talking about achievements, I’d include every single experience whether they’re wins or losses because they are what shapes an athlete to be better and stronger. But let me also list down some of my biggest achievements. I was 3 times national champion but if you count the left and right it’s technically 6 times national champion - 3 times left hand and 3 times right hand. The next set of achievements include being the 2019 Malaysian open champ and the 2021 National Overall Champion.