October 15, 2018
In the city of Antalya (Turkey) from October 12 to 21 is held the 21st World Arm wrestling Championship among athletes with disabilities, as part of the 40th World Arm wrestling Championship among healthy athletes.
More than 150 athletes from more than 45 countries of the world have submitted preliminary applications for participation in the world championship among athletes with disabilities who have physical, visual and hearing impairments.
Russian athletes are once again aiming to confirm their reputation of world leaders in this kind of sport.
As in the previous championships, on the eve of the competition, the athletes will be classified and, depending on the type of their impairment, they will be determined into the appropriate classes:
PID - wrestling class for sitting athletes with physical impairments,
PIU - wrestling class for standing athletes with physical impairments,
PIDH and PIUH - classes for sitting and standing athletes with impairments of the upper limbs.
Separate classes for athletes with hearing impairments (HI) and visual impairments (VI).
In an interview with the RPC press service, the head coach of the Russian national team in arm wrestling among persons with physical impairments, Alexander Filimonov, said that the main task the Russian team is to preserve the rank of the strongest team of the world.
«As always, in international competitions of this level, the national team, which is the strongest and most representative, is posed with the primary task of winning the world championship in team competition and confirm the world leadership that has been held for more than ten years.
The constant rivals remain the teams of Turkey, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine».
Arm wrestling among people with physical impairments is a non-Paralympic sport. This is a kind of sport in which athletes fight with their arms. Matches are held on special tables, where athletes are facing each other
Press Service of RPC