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Enough is ENOUGH!!!!!!

Since I started blogging in 2010, the politics in arm-wrestling was more or less present, and often it was hard to avoid it... but Enough is ENOUGH!!!!!!

Para-ARM in PETRIe Magazine


Awesome article: Para-ARMWRESTLING - THE SHAPE OF STRENGTH, by Elena Stanciu on PETRIe Magazine supporting the Para-ARM.

"Strength and focus; pride and determination; emotion and endurance – all these words can be used to speak of para-armwrestling. But what words may fail to transmit, photography captures with clarity and in elaborate visual narratives. UK-based photographer Tomasz Wisniowski turns his lens towards para-armwrestling, managing to isolate split-second moments of quick, memorable fights. The result – a visual saga that escapes categorisation; the photographs are simultaneous portraits of incredibly strong individuals and records of exciting competitions, all traversed by a clear intention to emphasise the intensity of the sport. 

Supporting ParaARM


Para-ARM Lady, that's how I call Anna Mazurenko. Not many support and love para-armwrestling, as much as Anna dose. Thanks to her, disabled arm-wrestlers have an event organized on the highest, world level; the Disabled World Cup Poland, known as a Para-ARM World Cup. Every year, after pro arm-wrestlers finish competing at legendary Zloty Tur World Cup, the para-armwrestlers enter the stage. They fight for the victory in several different classes. In 2018, the biggest stars of Vendetta 50, such as: Denis Tsyplenkov, Devon Larratt, Tim Bresnan, Levan Saginashvili, or Genadi Kvikvinia were present during the two-day competition, supporting and cheering Para-ARM.

Engin Terzi


ARMWRESTLING LEGEND
ONE OF 10 BEST P4P ARMWRESTLERS OF ALL TIME
ONE OF THE 50 GREATEST ARMWRESTLERS IN HISTORY
THE RECORD OF LONGEST PERIOD WAF WINNING 1994-2018
THE ONLY ARMWRESTLER WHO WON WAF WORLDS & EuroARM CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 3 DIFFERENT DECADES


Armwrestling with Masai


In 2010 in Kenya, on safari, during the stay in the Lion Hill Resort, Tsavo West, we've met a Masai named Kayan (I traveled as always with my girlfriend, Gosia). He worked there as a guardian / protector against wild animals.

A few days earlier he has started his duty in this resort, which lasts about 3 months. That's how much time he needed to make enough money to buy a cow. The Maasai convert everything to cows, the more cows the richer Masai is.

10 Best Pound-For-Pound Men's Armwrestlers of All Time by world level experts


Who is the world's best men's arm-wrestler of all time, regardless of weight class?

It was the idea of Tomasz Wisniowski, he asked Engin Terzi and Eric Roussin to prepare the list but such list required the views of west and east, the eyes of yesterday and today. So Engin choosed to ask mostly to the people who have been around world wide as an athlete, coach, official and even expert level fan. There are experts who have been around world level for over quarter century such as Andrew Cobra Rhodes, Niyazi Kurt, Neil Pickup, Erekle Gurchiani, Atilla Csabai, Marian Capla, Haydar Gildil, Kazbek Zoloev, Marcio Barbosa.. and many of these are multiple times World Champion athletes. Also athletes and trainers who are near 20 years with Top of the World level pulling such as Devon Larratt, Janis Amolins, Krasimir Kostadinov, Ivan Matyushenko, Vladimir Petrenko. Then armwrestler or-and experts such as Eric Roussin, Kiril Bogdanski, Fabio Nimis, Tomasz Wisniowski.

We let them to apply their own criteria to select the Top 10 P4P Best Armwrestlers of All Time.

Vitaly Laletin plans to move to Super Heavy in 2019

Photo: Vitalii Laletin

WAF Heavyweight Champion (110kg), Vitaly Laletin said Armwrestlers ONLY at Zloty Tur World Cup / Vendetta 50 after party, that his is going to move to Super Heavyweight division in 2019. He plans to gain around 15kg in weight.

WAF weight classes name proposal

Photo:UFC

Boxing, as a Nr.1 in combat sports family, in both Amateur (the other name, Olympic Boxing), and PRO (top four federations WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO) have use the "name" instead of "kilograms" for each individual weight category, which is much more prestigious way to present the champion, runner up, or other pretenders.

Elin Janeheim: “I didn´t expect to get invited to a supermatch, so I got super happy and excited”

Photo: WEA / Cobra Production / Tomasz Wisniowski

The U18 world champion Elin Janeheim (-60kg) will today meet the U21 world champion Mihaela Lazari (-65kg) in a supermatch in Moldova at WEA Grand Prix 2018. They have never met before, and will armwrestle best of five for the Middleweight WEA Title. We have interviewed her before the match.

Elin has always liked sport where you measure strength since she was a little girl. She has played floor ball and soccer, but ball sports wasn´t for her. “When I was younger I used to armwrestle members of the family and friends before I found out that you could practice and compete in armwrestling for real”, Janeheim says.

Should referees be treated this way?

photo: Armpower.net

A few days ago an "incident" occurred in the armwrestling world. At the Polish Armwrestling Cup, an armwrestler who was dissatisfied with a call hit a referee. He was immediately disqualified, but that did not stop his temper: he wanted to fight the referee and waited for him outside by the doors, shouting expletives.


WAF Head Referee, Leonard Harkless, has commented on this situation:

"The federation would need to discipline the athlete and should do so. That is beyond anything that I have seen in the past and should not be allowed to go unchecked" - Leonard Harkless.

It was a mater of time, I knew that Polish Armwrestling Federation will react accordingly, and it will be an example and serve as a caution for others. The last thing armwrestling needs is hooliganism, like sometimes occurs in football / soccer. Yesterday on October 10th, 2018, the athlete has been suspended for one year (starting from October 7th, 2018).

Best Polish Puller by Year - Overall


A list of the top overall right and left hand Polish pullers through history based on the results of Polish Armwrestling Cup, completed by Tomasz Wisniowski of Armwrestlers ONLY.

Photos and article by Tomasz Wisniowski in the newest issue of MUSCLE & HEALTH Magazine promote upcoming Arnold Classic Europe.


A three-page article about armwrestling in the latest issue of Muscle & Health Magazine (Spanish version) promotes armwrestling at this year's Arnold Classic Europe, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain on September 28-30th.

Armwrestling Moldova Open Cup 2: Men's Edition - PAYOUTS

photo: Tomasz Wisniowski / National Armwrestling Federation of Moldova 

TOP MONEY FOR TOP PULLERS

Andrey Pushkar has won in total the highest prize money of €19,000 (a victory in +95kg, and the 2nd place in the open category of left arm, and a victory in the open, and the 2nd place in the 95kg category of the right arm) at Armwrestling Moldova Open Cup 2: Men's Editionin, which took place on September 14th, 2018 in the capital of Moldova, Chisinau. Pushkar's student, and propably current the strongest left arm in the armwrestling world, Oleg Zhokh won €12,000 for the victories in the 80kg category and in the open cayegory, both left arm. Third place on the podium in payouts for Ievgenii Prudnyk with €7,500 for the 2nd place in open and the 2nd in 95kg category of right arm, and the 3rd place 95kg for left arm.

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (63) - Sandra Bullock vs Melissa McCarthy

photo: wallpapercave.com

An American actress, producer, and philanthropist Sandra Annette Bullock, arm-wrestling an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and fashion designer, Melissa Ann McCarthy. Photographed by Ruven Afanador represented by Sarah LairdShooting for issue, Parade, June 2013.

Armwrestling in the Hot Physique Magazine


An article about armwrestling, and me as a photographer of this sport appeared in the latest issue of Hot PHYSIQUE Magazine, which is in Spanish.

“Arm Nation”: APTN TV arm wrestling documentary series will launch this fall across Canada

Arm Nation films Deb Fiddler reffing Harleigh Marchant and Bobbi Haugen

Friday, April 19, 2018 – ​Arm Nation​,​ a 13 x half hour documentary series that will premiere on ​APTN​ in the autumn of 2018, follows the training, competitions and life challenges of Indigenous men and women who ‘pull’ in the fast growing international sport of armwrestling.

Filming took place over six months in 2017, culminating at the Canadian Armwrestling Championships. The stories captured are diverse: from a former strong man competitor trying to succeed in this new very different sport, to a mother of five bringing her love of arm wrestling to her Reserve, to a top athlete recovering from a devastating arm injury, as another arm wrestler struggles to get back to the table after two years away battling cancer. The sixteen First Nations and Métis athletes range in age from 21-54, spanning as far west as Prince George and Penticton, British Columbia, as far east as Eskasoni, Nova Scotia and to the north in Mistissini, Quebec.

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (25) - Kirk Douglas vs John Payne

An American actor, producer, director, and author, Kirk Douglas (1916-) and an American film actor, John Payne (1912-1989) arm wrestling in a gymnasium, for Paramount Pictures, 1950.



The 50 Greatest Armwrestlers in History


In addition to the “Legends” and “Best Ever” exercises, it was decided that it would be interesting to compile a list of the 50 Greatest Armwrestlers of all time.

Using the initial list of eight legends, a panel of experts was once again consulted to come up with another 42 names to make up the “50 Greatest” list. Four of the same five experts were consulted, plus a new expert took part: Charlie Minell.

Armwrestling Legends - Men



In late 2010, an exercise was led by Tomasz Wisniowski (founder of Armwrestling24h, co-founder of the Armwrestling History Channel, founder of Armwretlers ONLY) to identify the “legends” of armwrestling. A total of 45 people took part, including top athletes, referees, and promoters with a wide array of experience and knowledge of the sport. Those involved were asked to provide an answer to a simple question: “Who is a legend in armwrestling?” No specific guidance was provided, and so participants could interpret the term “legend” as they saw fit. 

Who Is the Best Super Heavyweight Ever ?


In addition to debating who should be considered a “legend” in the sport, it’s fun to discuss who should be recognized as the best pullers of all time, by weight category. In late 2010, the experts agreed on the following competitors:

Over the Top: THE ICON OF ARMWRESTLING


Over The Top was the biggest event in armwrestling history.  Beginning with the first qualifier in Beverly Hills in August 1985, the competition lasted a year, moved the length and breadth of North America and included qualifying events in Europe, Israel and Japan.  The finale came 25 years ago today, on July 26th 1986, with an 18-hour marathon tournament at the Las Vegas Hilton.  The following year came the release of the Sylvester Stallone film “Over The Top” which had inspired the creation of the competition.  The film featured many real-life armwrestlers and footage from the actual tournament.

But whose idea was all this?  How did it get quite so big?  And what was it like to compete in that colossal contest?  To mark its anniversary, I decided to seek out some of the stories behind the iconic moment of armwrestling folklore.