SPORTS 

ARM WRESTLING

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Date:

Monday, May 2

Time*:

09:00 - 17:30

*Times may be updated.

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Lead entity: 
Armageddon Power Team


Age categories: 
18-100 years


Disciplines: 
Men                     Women
Right                   Right
Left
                     Left

Participants:

TBA

 

Program: 

09.00 - 09.45      Enrollment and weighing
09.45 - 10.15        Introduction to rules, as well as ethical and sportive posture
10.15 -10.30          Free time for proper warm-up
10.30 -12.00         Feminine competition (1st left, then right)
12.00 - 14.30        Masculine competition (1st left, then right)
14.30 - 15.00        Overall women – Right and Left (strongest firefighter)
15.00 – 16.30        Overall men – Right and Left (strongest Firefighter)
16.30 - 17.30         Open tables to the public for learning


Tournament schedule: 
TBA


Information:

  • Arm Wrestling is a strength sport, which combines strength, technique, resistence and tactic

  • After the competition, the audience will have the opportunity of experiencing arm wrestling themselves and to learn more about this sport modality


Equipment and requirements:

  • Only short sleeves and sleeveless shirts are permitted during the competition

  • Contestants are not allowed to use protection for their ellbows nor for their wrists

  • It is not permitted to use rings, watches, wristbands, or any additional hand – wrists or arm – Props

  • Athletes with long hair can only compete having their hair tied or with a cap (as long as the plate is torn back)

  • Nails must be properly cut to avoid hurting the other contestant during the competition

Registration:

  • TBA

Pre-competition meeting: 

  • All participants will be informed about the security and regulations

  • All participants will also be informed about the obligation of doing warm-up prior to the competition, to avoid any related injuries

  • The weighing will take place immediately before the competition. In case the weight is higher than the indicated levels on their application/ registration, the contestant will be moved to the upper level.

Rules and regulations:

  • 2 athletes will compete to push the hand of the opponent onto a table in which both contestants may rest their ellbows

  • The tournament will take place as a „double elimination”. This double elimination means that the contestant will be automatically eliminated, once he/ she has lost 2 competitions.

  • The groups for the tournament will be done in an anonymous way before the beginning of the competition

  • Furthermore, besides the competition in each weight class, there will be a global competition, in which the top 3 from each weight class will meet and compete to be the strongest firefighter for each gender

  • The rules and regulations will follow the international norms

 

The most important rules are listed below:

  • Both competitors entangled fingers must be visible 

  • There must be a distance of 6 inches between the face and the hands, as well as between the hands and the shoulders of each contestant

  • At the very beginning and before the Ready-Go, hands must stand right, inclination is not permitted, to guarantee that the handle (before starting) is right to both contestants

  • 1 slip goes directly to strap

  • The instructions of the referee must be followed  

  • The contest will be held on a professional and certified table, in which both of the contestants will be standing

  • Both contestants hold the hand of one another and place the ellbow above the handle. Contestants hold on a special pad (placed on each side of the table), with their non-competing hand.

  • Contestants must hold on to this during the whole competition and have at least one leg standing on the ground

 

 

 

 


Estádio Universitário de Lisboa
Estádio Universitário de Lisboa

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Venue

Estádio Universitário de Lisboa

Sport Coordinators

Rules

For general rules, the rules of the Arm Wrestling Federation apply. You can read the rules here: http://www.waf-armwrestling.com/armwrestling-rules/

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Armageddon Power Team