IX Polish National Championships 2009
The Polish National Championships were held during the 4th and 5th April 2009 in the spectator's arena of the Boleslaw Prus' High School no. 1 in Zary. The main organizer of the competition was the UKS Szaki club form Zary under the patronage of The Polish Armwrestling Federation.
240 athletes from 24 polish armwrestling clubs showed up at the competition. This has been a record number of competitors in the history of Polish National Championships. Only professional, experienced armwrestlers with a valid license took part in the event. Thanks to this the whole competition stood on a very high European or even world level. The stakes were high - title of the Polish National Champion both left and right hand in 2009 and a place in the national squad for the XIX European Championships - Bulgaria, 01-07 June 2009 and the XXXI World Championships, Italy 07-13 September 2009 (two athletes from each weight category have the right to start in these events).
The athletes have competed in 13 junior weight categories (girls: do 45kg, 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 70kg, +70kg, boys: do 50kg, 55 kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 80kg,+80kg), 18 senior categories (women: do 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70 kg, 80kg, +80 kg, men: do 55kg, 60 kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 80kg, 85kg, 90kg, 100kg, 110kg, +110kg), 3 masters categories - athletes older than 40 years ( open - women, under 90kg and over 90kg men), 4 disabled categories (men: under 75kg, under 90kg, over 90kg, women: open). During the first day of the competition, athletes have competed on 4 tables, left hand, and the next day the right hand.
In the team overall classification Szaki Club Zary (the organizer) had won with a total of 419 points. Mariusz Grochowski's MCKiS Titans Jaworzno took second 364 points, and Jaroslaw Zwolak's UKS-16 Koszalin was third.
Slovak Armwrestling Association
Let me inform you that on 27. march 2009 there were an elections to Slovak armwrestling association EC with following results:
Marian Capla - President
Jan Dalak - Vice President
AHMET HADIMOGLU RE-ELECTED
I was re-elected for office of president for a term of 4 years covering 2009 - 2012 at the 2nd ordinary meeting of the general assembly of our federation held on Sunday, March 8, 2009.
During this term that we will work together, I do believe and hope that we will overcome any obstacles to be faced within the framework of good will and faith; and I wish a successful year to the EAF and all its officers and employees.
I extend my kindest and best regards.
DR. AHMET HADIMOGLU
President of the Turkish Federation
On behalf of the Administrative Board