” Today is a huge day for the Armwrestling in Bulgaria!
After long years of faulty activities of the old federation (БФКБ) that led to a downward spiral, it’s now time for a new beginning.
The strongest 15 clubs in the country are joining forces in the new “Bulgarian Armwrestling Federation” – BAF.
Our President is the living legend – Tsvetan Gashevski.
Let’s share the good news! “
This comes after the WAF decision from 9 March 2022:
” Disciplinary decision
Following multiple violations of the WAF Anti-Doping Rules and the WAF Constitution by the Bulgarian Club CSKA Armwrestling Sofia and another group of clubs, during an unrecognized by the Bulgarian Armwrestling Federation event organized in Bulgaria, end of February,
The WAF Executive Board decided to request the Bulgarian Federation to suspend (withdraw their license and deprive them from their membership rights within the Bulgarian Armwrestling Federation) for 2 two years, at national and international level, the Club CSKA Armwrestling Sofia and any other clubs, organizations and officials who organized or took part in this unrecognized event, including all their athletes and referees.
The Bulgarian Armwrestling Federation must fulfil this request within seven days, otherwise more sanctions could be taken against the whole Bulgarian seniors’ team.
The club and their members violated WAF rules as follows:
– 2 athletes under suspension by the anti-doping Committee, attended the unrecognized event (Mr. Totev Asparuh and Mr. Yonchev Detelin);
– 1 athlete disciplinary suspended due to participation in PAL events, attended the same unrecognized event (Mr. Krasimir Kostandinov).
Additionally, the WAF Anti-Doping committee will extend the suspension of the athletes according with the WAF Anti-Doping Rules.
WAF Referee Panel will take disciplinary actions against the two WAF Referees attending, competing this unrecognized event, and judging the doping-suspended athletes (Mr. Hristo Delidzhakov, Mr. Hristian Tsanov).
WAF continuously fight for a clean and regulated sport.