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Arm Wrestling Federation wants 10 good athletes for World Championship


The Nigerian Arm Wrestling Federation (NAWF) has started looking for 10 good athletes, who will represent the country at the forthcoming 37the World Arm Wrestling Championship billed fro Kala Lumpur, Malaysia, from September 26 to October 4. And to get its choice athletes, the federation will hold the first Nigerian Arm Wrestling Championship at the National Stadium, Lagos, from August 19 to 21.

According to the president of the federation, Engineer Samuel Jackson, who will attend the WAF Congress following Nigeria’s invitation by the world body, at the end of the trials, a total of 30 athletes would be selected in the Seniors and Masters categories who would be put in a training camp where the final 10 athletes for the World Championship proper would emerge.

“The final 10 athletes would be made up of five male and five female arm wrestlers, who will compete in specific events in the Left and Right Hand competitions in the 55kg, 60kg, 70kg, 80kg, 90kg and the 110kg.

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