The Local Organising Committee for the 13th Africa Games has admitted Armwrestling in to the Accra 2023 Games as a competitive sport. First at any major games in 40yrs globally and 20yrs continentally.
This remarkable feat of Armwrestling was achieved during the First Joint Technical Meeting between the Local Organizing Committee, the Technical Committee of the Africa Games and the Africa Union Sports Council in Accra.
The decision was announced at the joint meeting which was attended by Heads of Continental Sports Federations where all federations were made to pitch for the acceptance of their respective sports to be played at the Games.
Armwrestling, a popular, non-combative and the fastest growing sport was impressive with the pitching as they brought top officials of Armwrestling and pullers to demonstrate and reassure the Games committee of the importance and impact for consideration into the games.
Armwrestling met the criteria set for the games which included but not limited to the popularity and participation, facility and equipment, technical officials, qualification criteria etc.
Led by President Charles Osei Asibey, World Armwrestling General Secretary – Mircea Simionescu-Simicel, Eng. Samuel Jackson, Nasr Yussif, Husseini Akuetteh Addy all of the Africa Armwrestling Federation joined the pitching team to justify why their disciplines should be included in the Pan-African Games.
Ghana Armwrestling ranked highly in Africa, has led the promotion, development and participation of the sport by many on the continent producing the best technical officials in the persons of Mr. Kofi Addo-Agyekum-Chairman of Covid-19 Safety Committee, Dr. Prince Pambo-Vice Chairman of the Medical & Anti Doping Committee, Mr. Kenneth Odeng Adade-Chairman of Media & Publicity, Husseini Akuetteh Addy-Director for Training in Africa.
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Source : www.ghanaarmwrestling.com