” These are the weight divisions that will offered at all the qualifying events. In addition the 2015 Kentucky Muscle will also be a qualifying event.
DISABLED WEIGHT DIVISIONS
TOP 3 IN ALL THESE DIVISIONS QUALIFY FOR THE 2015 WORLD GAMES IN SOCHI, RUSSIA
**All Disabled Athletes must supply the tournament directors a physician’s statement confirming their disability. In addition, all wheelchair bound athletes must supply a statement from a physician verifying their current weight.
Physically Impaired (Wheelchair Confined)
Men’s Right & Left hand: 55kg, 65kg, 75kg, 75+kg
Ladies Right & Left Hand: 65kg, 65+kg
Physically Impaired Standing Athletes:
Men’s Right & Left: 60kg, 70kg, 80kg, 90kg, 90+kgLadies Right & Left Hand: 65kg, 65kg+
Visually Impaired or Deaf Athletes:
Men’s Right & Left Hand: 63kg, 70kg, 78kg, 86kg, 86+kg ”
” 2015 Sochi, Russia
It is with great pleasure that IWAS can announce the 2015 World Games has been awarded to Sochi, Russia
Our member organisation the Russian Sports Federation for Persons with Physical Disabilities has been successful in its bid to host the IWAS World Games for 2015.
DATES: September 26th – October 3rd
Following the successful final site visit during August 2014, IWAS Games Technical Manager Jan Bockweg reported his findings for the Games to be held in the city of Sochi.
Sochi which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympics has set itself above many cities to offer a barrier free location with inclusive design for both sport venues and accommodation.
DOWNLOADS Entry Information Click here Entry by number – Intial Indication of Participation Click here
Date 26th September – 3rd OctoberOpening Ceremony – 27th SeptemberClosing Ceremony – 2nd October Location Sochi, Krasnodar Region, Russia Organising Committee Russian Sports Federation for Persons with Physical Disabilities Sports ArcheryArm wrestlingAthleticsPara-TaekwondoSwimmingTable Tennis Entry Deadline Dates Pre-entry call – 1st March 2015First entry – 15th June 2015Final entry – 26th July 2015 VISA Information The nations requiring a VISA to enter Russia must provide the LOC with a delegation list with- First name- Last name,- Date of birth,- Passport number- Expiry date.
” Each country planning to participate in 2015 IWAS World Games in Sochi will be able to enter up to 5 athletes in each weight category.
Competitions will be held on the following classes and categories:
ARM1 – sitting athletes
Men 55 kg 65 kg 75 kg +75 kg Women 65 kg +65 kg
ARM2 – standing athletes
Men 60 kg 70 kg 80 kg 90 kg +90 kg Women 65 kg +65 kg
” International Wheelchair and Amputee Sport Federation (IWAS) and the International Armwrestling Federation for Disabled (IAFD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday (5 December), agreeing a historic partnership on the promotion and coordination of armwrestling for disabled persons.
International Wheelchair and Amputee Sport Federation (IWAS) and the International Armwrestling Federation for Disabled (IAFD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday (5 December), agreeing a historic partnership on the promotion and coordination of armwrestling for disabled persons.
The Memorandum was signed by IWAS President Paul Depace and IAFD President Alexander Filimonov.
Armwrestling was included to 2015 IWAS World Games that will be held in Sochi, Russia from 26 September to 3 October. ”
” Disabled Armwrestling
The USAA, in conjunction with IAFPPD (International Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities), headed by Alexander Filimonov, will be holding qualifying events for the 2015 IWAS World Games in Sochi, Russia. This is the first year that Armwrestling has been included in the World Games. The qualifying athletes will be the only Disabled Team to represent the United States at the World Games.
These events are scheduled as follows:
Friday May 1st, 2015 at the Europa Games in Orlando
Friday June 9th, 2015 at the Europa Games in Dallas, Texas
Friday August 28th at the Europa Games/USAA National Pro-Am in Atlantic City
The 2015 IWAS World Games are scheduled for September 26th – October 3rd,2015 in Sochi, Russia.
Later today I will post all the divisions for the Physically Disabled, Hearing Impaired and Blind athletes.
For more information about the World Games you may go to: www.iwasf.com/iwasf/index.cfm/games/iwas-world-games/2015-sochi-russia
If you have any questions you may contact me at [email protected] ”