Armwrestling – FISU International University Sports Federation recognized sport



World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) application to become a FISU – the International University Sports Federation, recognised sport has been unanimously approved.

FISU is officially attributing the status of FISU recognised sport to the World Armwrestling Federation (WAF).

FISU recognised sports gather lnternational Federations that are of interest to the University Sports Movement. Events organised in these sports may be endorsed by FISU and may be included in the programme of the FISU World University Games.

Armwrestling it is now official sport and may become one of the favourites during the national student games in more than 170 countries where FISU it is represented worldwide. WAF will organize the Continental and World University Armwrestling Championships.

In April this year, during the SportAccord Convention WAF will meet the FISU President Mr. Oleg Matytsin in order to sign the cooperation agreement and to discuss future cooperation opportunities for Armwrestling inclusion into the FISU famous world events.

About FISU

Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire / International University Sports Federation

International Olympic Committee recognised organisation since 1961.

Since its founding in 1949, the International University Sports Federation is the key driver to expand the role and reach of university sport around the world. FISU believes that sports values and sports practice work in perfect synchronicity within one’s university studies. FISU offers opportunity and inspiration to students around the world to play sport. The health, wellbeing, and experiences that students gain from sport help them become exemplary leading members of society. Hence, FISU’s motto of ‘Today’s Stars, Tomorrow’s Leaders.’ In keeping with this adage, FISU organises world-class sports and educational events, all with the mission of providing university students with the opportunities to pursue excellence in mind and body.

WAF congratulate and thanks all of its members for the incredible work they make and for the support on the application.