World Armwrestling Championships is the main arm wrestling championship in the World. It is organized by the World Armwrestling Federation, founded in 1977. The first WAF World Armwrestling was hosted by John Miazdzyk in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada in 1979.[1]

Events

Medals are awarded separately for right and left hands in every weight class and age groups. Age groups in 2019 included Sub-Junior (ages 14-15), Juniors (up to 18), Youth (21) Senior (adults), Masters (above 40), Grand Masters (above 50) and Senior Grand Masters (above 60). The Senior weight classes in 2019:[2]

Men Women
–55 kg –50 kg
60 kg 55 kg
65 kg 60 kg
70 kg 65 kg
75 kg 70 kg
80 kg 80 kg
85 kg 90 kg
90 kg +90 kg
100 kg
110 kg
+110 kg

Championships

Edition Year City Country Champion men's right 110+ kg Champion men's left 110+ kg Ref
1st 1979 Wetaskiwin  Canada  Dan Mason (USA) [3]
2nd 1980 Calcutta  India none [4]
3rd 1981 Brasilia  Brazil  Mike Shadduck (USA) [5]
4th 1982 Syracuse  United States  Bob Hopkins (USA) [6]
5th 1983 San José  Costa Rica  Rick Baarbe (CAN) [7]
6th 1985 Mexico City  Mexico  Roger Payne (CAN) [8]
7th 1986 Calcutta  India  Jim Northern (USA) [9]
8th 1987 London  England  Gary Goodridge (CAN) [10]
9th 1988 Eskilstuna  Sweden  Richard Lupkes (USA) [11]
10th 1989 Athens  Greece  Sotiris Batsinilas (GRE) [12]
11th 1990 Houston  United States  Gary Goodridge (CAN) [13]
12th 1991 Netanya  Israel  Zaur Tskadadze (GEO) [14]
13th 1992 Geneva   Switzerland  Zaur Tskadadze (GEO) [15]
14th 1993 Edmonton  Canada  Gary Goodridge (CAN)  Gary Goodridge (CAN) [16]
15th 1994 Södertälje  Sweden  Zaur Tskadadze (GEO)  Cleve Dean (USA) [17]
16th 1995 Campinas  Brazil  Glauco Prior (BRA)  Enaldiev Alanbec (RUS) [18]
17th 1996 Virginia Beach  United States  Alan Karaev (RUS)  Eric Woelful (USA) [19]
18th 1997 Guwahati  India  Alan Karaev (RUS)  Alan Karaev (RUS) [20]
19th 1998 Thunder Bay  Canada  Glauco Prior (BRA)  Glauco Prior (BRA) [21]
20th 1999 Tokyo  Japan  Shikegi Kanai (JPN)  Mikel Gould (CAN) [22]
21st 2000 Rovaniemi  Finland  Dick Ivars (CAN)  Earl Wilson (CAN) [23]
22nd 2001 Gardone Riviera  Italy ?  Dagir Tebver (UZB) [24]
23rd 2002 Springfield  United States  Greg Boyes (CAN)  Ryan Espey (CAN) [25]
25th 2003 Ottawa  Canada  Travis Bagent (USA)  Ryan Espey (CAN) [26]
26th 2004 Durban  South Africa  Alexey Voevoda (RUS)  Alexey Voevoda (RUS) [27]
27th 2005 Tokyo  Japan  August Smisl (GER)  August Smisl (GER) [28]
28th 2006 Manchester  England  Nasir Khalikov (RUS)  Nasir Khalikov (RUS) [29]
29th 2007 Veliko Tarnovo  Bulgaria  Andriy Pushkar (UKR)  Farid Usmanov (UZB) [30]
30th 2008 Kelowna  Canada  Andriy Pushkar (UKR)  Andriy Pushkar (UKR) [31]
31st 2009 Rosolina  Italy  Andriy Pushkar (UKR)  Andriy Pushkar (UKR) [32]
32nd 2010 Mesquite  United States  Andriy Pushkar (UKR)  Andriy Pushkar (UKR) [33]
33rd 2011 Almaty  Kazakhstan  Andriy Pushkar (UKR)  Andriy Pushkar (UKR) [34]
34th 2012 São Vicente  Brazil  Andriy Pushkar (UKR)  Andriy Pushkar (UKR) [35]
35th 2013 Gdynia  Poland  Lutidze Rezo (GEO)  Juraj Michalička (SVK) [36]
36th 2014 Vilnius  Lithuania  Levan Saginashvili (GEO)  Levan Saginashvili (GEO) [37]
37th 2015 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia  Genadi Kvikvinia (GEO)  Levan Saginashvili (GEO) [38]
38th 2016 Blagoevgrad  Bulgaria  Genadi Kvikvinia (GEO)  Levan Saginashvili (GEO) [39]
39th 2017 Budapest  Hungary  Dmitrii Silaev (RUS)  Levan Saginashvili (GEO) [40]
40th 2018 Antalya  Turkey  Levan Saginashvili (GEO)  Levan Saginashvili (GEO) [41]
41st 2019 Constanţa  Romania  Arif Ertem (TUR)  Kody Merritt (USA) [42]
42nd 2021 Bucharest  Romania  Arif Ertem (TUR)  Georgi Tsvetkov (BUL) [43]

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