29 Dec 2016
18 Dec 2016
The following story is taken from the December 1966 issue of Mr. America magazine. It was written by Dick Tyler, the man credited with starting the International Federation of Arm Wrestlers. I don't know how true this story is, but it's a great read:
"It had been raining all day in Boston. The cobblestones of the streets made crazy patterns as they shined by the light of the flickering street lamps. The people in the theater, this night at the turn of the century, were waiting for the entrance of a great strong man. He had been billed as the “Strongest Man on Earth.” It seemed that every vaudeville show had its “strongest man on earth.” In spite of it all, the theater was packed by those whose thirst for exhibitions of great strength could never be satisfied. The smell of the clothes drying from the evening rain made the air heavy with a musty odor. The lights dimmed and the curtain rose revealing a man of remarkable muscle and stage presence. Though not big in the way of height or weight, he seemed to abound with virile power. On countless occasions his performance was interrupted by the cheers of the excited fans.
Labels: Eric Roussin
16 Dec 2016
11 Dec 2016
25 Nov 2016
Photo session with armwrestling legend, WAL World Champion, Devon "NO LIMITS" Larratt. Shooting in an armwrestling club, Austrian Arm Pressure, Spielberg, Austria, 04 November 2016. Photographer: Tomasz Wisniowski.
20 Nov 2016
23 Oct 2016
The World Armwrestling League ("WAL") has developed this Anti-Doping Program (the "Program") to protect the integrity that is inherent in the sport of armwrestling and to ensure the health and safety of all WAL Competitors ("Competitors"). The use of performance enhancing substances is contrary to the spirit of fair competition that has always been a valued tradition in armwrestling. The WAL is committed to educating Competitors on the dangers associated with performance enhancing substances. The Program will be administered by the office of the WAL Commissioner, with the assistance of external legal, medical, and scientific experts.
2. Program Application
By virtue of competing in any WAL event, and signing a WAL contract, all Competitors agree to comply with and be bound by the terms of the Program.
All Competitors shall be prohibited from using, possessing, selling, facilitating the sale of, distributing or facilitating the distribution of any Performance Enhancing Substance ("Prohibited Substances")
22 Oct 2016
10 Oct 2016
"It’s time to start looking ahead and gearing up for another great year with WAL. See this address to the community from WAL President and Commissioner Steve Kaplan on what’s coming up in 2017, continued league expansion and our expansive new ranking system for all competitors." www.walunderground.com.
5 Sep 2016
"World Armwrestling Federation will be represented, for the first time in our sport history to the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016 in order to get accommodated with the organization and procedures for future inclusion of armwrestling into the Paralympic Games in 2024.
President Assen Hadjitodorov and General Secretary Mircea Simionescu-Simicel will take part, on behalf of WAF, to the Paralympic Games from 6th to 10th September 2016.
31 Aug 2016
In the years 2010-2015 I was shooting at several armwrestling events, trainings and seminars. I had pleasure to photograph at such events like; ARM WARS, Zloty Tur / Nemiroff World Cup, X-MEN or BAF Nationals.
26 Aug 2016
19 Aug 2016
2 Jun 2016
"World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) received the extension of recognition by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
The World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) is pleased to announce that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has been extended the status of “IPC Recognised International Federation (IF)”.
Para-Armwrestling is the new approved by IPC terminology in regard with WAF Armwrestling Paralympic Movement.