Very good news, especially considering that the International Armsport Federation for Persons with Physical Disabilities (IAFPPD) is a part of the Russian Olympic Committee.
119991, Moscow, Luzhnetskaya embankment, 8,
The Russian Olympic Committee, Office 277.
Tel. / Fax: +7 495 637-07-90
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Please be informed that in June of this year, created and registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, the International Association of Public Associations “armsportu International Federation of Persons with Disabilities” (hereinafter – the Federation).
In accordance with the Articles of Association, one of the purposes of the Federation is to consolidate efforts to implement the program in armsportu competition of the International Paralympic Committee, International Sports Committee of the International Federation of the Deaf and Blind Sports.
The founders’ MFALOVZ “have become the leading country in the world armsportu – Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Kazakhstan, Belarus.
Elected president of the Federation Alexander Filimonov – President of the Russian Association of armsportu and vice-president of the European Federation of arm wrestling.
The Board of the Federation also includes:
First Vice-President – founder of the tournament A1 – Nicholas Mishta, Igor Mazurenko (Poland), Vladimir Petrenko (Ukraine), Alexei Ashapatov (Russia) – four-time Paralympic champion, Andrey Petrov (Russia) and others.
Since 2014 all competitions for athletes with disabilities are served, as well as the visually impaired and people with hearing will be held at the same time and under the auspices of the Federation.
The decision to create a separate armsportu International Federation of Disabled Persons was taken due to the neglect of the World Federation of armsportu (hereinafter – WAF) the fundamental principle of the Paralympic movement – the creation of equal conditions for competition with disabilities. At the European and world championships held WAF, was completely absent classification system for the level of disability.It fights at the table allowed the athletes, for example, is served with intellectual disabilities!
Federation, with the support of the Russian Paralympic Committee, has developed and adopted a classification that fully complies with the requirements of the International Paralympic Committee.
The International Association of Public Associations “armsportu International Federation of Persons with Disabilities” – is the only one officially registered by the International Federation engaged in the development and organization of armspora competition among athletes with disabilities are served, the visually impaired and the hearing impaired.
European Championship 2014 will be held in Poland, 09-16 June, and the World Championships in Russia on November 13-16.
We call upon all the presidents of the national federations to participate in the new Federation! Remain vacant three vice-presidents!
For the first time in the history of arm wrestling, we have a chance to reach a new level of development of the favorite sport and to take its rightful place in the international Paralympic movement!
We are open to any suggestions to improve the rules and format of the competition among the disabled athletes!
Let us together make a decent arm wrestling for people with disabilities!
President Alexander Filimonov
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