The Ghana Armwrestling Federation after an impressive bid presentation at the World Congress in Almaty, Kazakhstan will host the 45th World Armwrestling Championship in 2024.
This will be the first time Ghana is hosting the championship after facing fierce opposition from North Africa side, Egypt.
Charles Osei Asibey, who also doubles as the President for the Armwrestling Federation of Africa, and President of Ghana Armwrestling Federation, is positive this will open doors to the development of the sport in Ghana and across Africa.
“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 Akufo-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 not only benefit the country, but the global publicity will be extremely beneficial to Ghana in diverse ways.
The “It Is Our Time” bid appeal promised to unveil a fusion of excellence at the center of the earth and the opportunity for Ghana to again manifest and showcase its culture, hospitality and the beauty of the people.
Ghana’s bid to host the championship garnered 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.
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 sports world, 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).