Armwrestling: Ghanaian delegations in Budapest for World Congress

Armwrestling: Ghanaian delegations in Budapest for World Congress

President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) together with his Secretary General Husseini Akuetteh Addy have arrived in Budapest, Hungary

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President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) together with his Secretary General Husseini Akuetteh Addy have arrived in Budapest, Hungary for the World Armwrestling Congress.

The two would also participate in the 39th World Armwrestling Championship at the same venue and also partake in the Africa Continental Meeting.

According to the Federation, the delegates would network and seize the opportunity to solicit for technical support for further development of the Sport in Ghana.

The Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) would also learn at first-hand what goes into the organisation of such championships so as to replicate same during Ghana’s host of the 2018 Africa Armwrestling Championship in Accra.

Mr. Osei Asibey who is also the Deputy General Secretary for Africa will speak for the continent at the congress whilst Mr. Addy in building his capacity will participate in the referees’ evaluation seminar.

The Federation has invested in the World Congress amidst lack of investment in sports in Ghana knowing that the congress is where major decisions governing the sport are taken.

“We’re aggressively embarking on the mission to make Armwrestling a household sport in Ghana, hence the continuous investment in training, athlete development and appearances at major events”-Charles Osei Asibey.

Arsen Hadjitodorov, President of World Armwrestling said in his welcome statement ahead of the championships that “Armwrestling keeps developing fast, we have received many request for affiliation from different continent and we shall approve at congress.

“Thankfully Armwrestling is now a Paralympic sport whiles the application with the International Olympic Committee is pending”.

The delegation is expected back home on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.