Paralympic Recognition for WAF

World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) receives recognition by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)

The World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) is pleased to announce that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has been granted the status of “IPC Recognised International Federation (IF)”.
Para-Armwrestling is the new approved by IPC terminology in regard with WAF Armwrestling Paralympic Movement.

“This is a historical recognition for WAF” says Assen Hadjitodorov the WAF President.

“This is a great achievement for WAF and for our great sport” says General Secretary Mircea Simionescu-Simicel.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is an international non-profit organization and the global governing body for the Paralympic Movement. Founded in 1989, its mission is to enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire the world.

About WAF:
The World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) is the international governing organization for the sport of ARMWRESTLING established in 1977, composed of more than 70 National Federation and six Continental Federations.
The Organization is WADA Code Compliant.
Armwrestling Championships for persons with disabilities started in 1996.
The main annual event of WAF is the World Armwrestling Championship, 37th edition in 2015 which will be held in Malaysia.