Ghana has broken Africa’s record to host the World Armwrestling Championship next year after successfully winning the bid at the World Armwrestling Federation congress in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
After an insightful presentation by President of Ghana Armwrestling Federation, Mr Charles Osei Asibey, delegates at the congress overwhelmingly endorsed Ghana’s bid after facing opposition from North Africa side, Egypt.
According to Mr Osei Asibey who also doubles as the President for the Armwrestling Federation of Africa, Ghana’s win opens door to the development of the sport on the continent assured delegates of an amazing experience in Ghana.
He added that Ghana’s bid to host the championship garnered substantial support from entities including Ghana’s Minister of Youth and Sports (MOYS), the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC), the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (GARCC), and various other institutions.
“This is a good thing to happen to Ghana Armwrestling especially as a young Federation and we will be the first Sporting Discipline to host a World Championship in Ghana. I am very happy with the development of the sport, and I will be looking forward to a successful event next year.
“This will also go to complement President Akuffo Addo’s call for Ghana to invite more visitors to Ghana to boost our sports and tourism ecosystem,” he said.
President Osei Asibey who is also the Vice President of the World Armwrestling Federation articulated that the 2024 World Armwrestling Championship will amplify the progress achieved by the GAF since its inception.
It will leverage the momentum generated by the successful hosting of the 2018 and 2023 Africa Championships to bolster development and expansion.
The World Armwrestling community will turn its attention to Hungary in 2025, Bulgaria in 2026 and then Canada in 2027.
The World Armwrestling Championship is a premier global event in the sport, attracting top athletes annually.
The convergence of elite Pullers competing for supremacy draws over 2,000 athletes, coaches, referees, and spectators. This annual festival is endorsed and supervised by the World Armwrestling Federation (WAF).