Sarawak Arm Wrestling tourney attracts 500 entries

Sarawak Arm Wrestling tourney attracts 500 entries

KUCHING: The 3rd International Charity Arm Wrestling Championship 2018 which wil be held at Premier 101 Commercial Centre of Jalan Tun Jugah on January 16 to 20 had attracted 500 entries from 20 different countries including local participants.

This was announced by Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah during a press conference recently at his office in Baitul Makmur, Petra Jaya in which he disclosed 300 entries are from locals and those from other states.

“There are going to be around 200 international arm wrestlers from countries such as the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Japan, Russia, Kazakhastan, Vietnam, Brunei, India, Nigeria, Korea, Belarus, Indonesia, Ukraine, Turkey, Italy and the Philippines are competing in the two-day event,” the minister said on the event organised by Sarawak Arm Sports Association (SASA) and Premier 101.

Also present during the press conference were Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports, Sarawak YB Datuk Snowdan Lawan, Sarawak Sports Corporation (SSC) chief executive officer Dr Ong Kong Swee, Sasa president Matthew Dominic Barin, SASA advisor, Dato Sri Teng Chi Lik, event organising chairman, Stephen Kee,  and MyArms deputy president, Mohd Zil Fadli Abdul Halim.

A total of RM31,300 worth of prizes are offered in the tournament which features 7 men’s categories (Right 85kg Above, Right 75-85kg, Right 75kg Below, Left 80kg Above, Left 80kg Below, Right Amateur 75kg Above, Right Amateur 75kg Below) and the Women’s Right Open.