WORLD ARMWRESTLING RANKINGS by Experts

Levan Saginashvili - no.1 in Armwrestling Rankings

Levan Saginashvili – no.1 in Armwrestling Rankings

UPDATE (17 August 2022): A TABLE WITH BEST WOMEN / FEMALE ARMWRESTLERS WAS ADDED.

 

LEFT HAND: BEST ARMWRESTLERS POINTS RIGHT HAND: BEST ARMWRESTLERS POINTS

1. , KAZ 🇰🇿

5945

1. Levan Saginashvili, GEO 🇬🇪

5985

2. , POL 🇵🇱

5825

2. , RUS 🇷🇺

5840

3. , SWE 🇸🇪

5656

3. Vitaly Laletin, RUS 🇷🇺

5585

4. , ARM 🇦🇲

5580

4. , ITA 🇮🇹

5410

5. , RUS 🇷🇺

5254

5. , USA 🇺🇸

5214

6. , BUL 🇧🇬

5195

6. , GEO 🇬🇪

5171

7. , RUS 🇷🇺

5050

7. , UKR 🇺🇦

5010

8. , ITA 🇮🇹

4910

8. , KAZ 🇰🇿

4975

9. , USA 🇺🇸

4795

9. Dave Chaffee, USA 🇺🇸

4865

10. Krasimir Kostadinov, BUL 🇧🇬

4750

10. , POL 🇵🇱

4755

11. , RUS 🇷🇺

4680

11. Devon Larratt, CAN 🇨🇦

4755

12. , UKR 🇺🇦

4545

12. , GEO 🇬🇪

4590

13. , RUS 🇷🇺

4400

13. Michael Todd, USA 🇺🇸

4460

14. , BUL 🇧🇬

4272

14. , RUS 🇷🇺

4297

15. , LAT 🇱🇻

4143

15. , TUR 🇹🇷

4188

 

LEFT HAND: BEST WOMEN / FEMALE ARMWRESTLERS POINTS RIGHT HAND: BEST WOMEN / FEMALE ARMWRESTLERS POINTS

1. , BRA 🇧🇷

1. , BRA 🇧🇷

2. , LTU 🇱🇹

2. , LTU 🇱🇹

3. Barbora Bajciova, SVK 🇸🇰

3. Barbora Bajciova, SVK 🇸🇰

4. , USA 🇺🇸

4. , USA 🇺🇸

5. Tatsiana Kaliuk, BLR 🇧🇾

5. Tatsiana Kaliuk, BLR 🇧🇾

 

Current Pound for Pound list
(No Particular Order)
Left Hand
Current Pound for Pound list
(No Particular Order)
Right Hand

ALIZHAN MURATOV, KAZ 🇰🇿

DAVIT SAMUSHIA, GEO 🇬🇪

SASHO ANDREEV, BUL 🇧🇬

KHADZHIMURAT ZOLOEV, RUS 🇷🇺

  • Many times  WORLDARM, EUROARM, ZLOTY TUR champion & many wins over super heavies (right arm) 
  • 1st – 85 kg Right at 2018 WORLDARM & 1st – 90 kg Right at 2019 WORLDARM
  • 1st – 90 kg Right at 2018 EUROARM
  • 1st – 90 kg & 2nd place Open Right at LOTOSHINO 2020

ALAN ZOLOEV, RUS 🇷🇺

  • 1st – Senior Men 75 kg Left & Youth Men 75 kg Left  at 2021 WORLDARM 

PLAMEN DIMITROV, BUL 🇧🇬

  • 1st – 85 kg Right at 2019 WORLDARM. Plamen won over Georgii Tautiev during 2019 WORLDARM. Georgii Tautiev is the European champion who won over Khadzhimurat Zoloev at 2019 EUROARM
  • 1st – Senior Men 90 kg Right at 2021 WORLDARM with wins over Khadzimurat Zoloev 

DANIEL PROCOPCIUC, MDA 🇲🇩

BOZHIDAR SIMEONOV, BUL 🇧🇬

OLEG ZHOKH, UKR 🇺🇦

  • 1st – 80 kg left at 2021 EUROARM & 2021 WORLDARM

OLEG CHERKASOV, RUS 🇷🇺

OLEG CHERKASOV, RUS 🇷🇺

  • Many times left arm champion 65 kg European & World champion
  • 2nd – 70 kg Left at 2019 WORLDARM after Emil Amirshadyan
  • 1st – 70 kg left at 2019 EUROARM

ARTUR MAKAROV, RUS 🇷🇺

ARTEM TAYNOV, RUS 🇷🇺

  • 1st – Senior Men 90 kg Left with 2 wins over Sasho Andreev at 2021 WORLDARM

ALAN ZOLOEV, RUS 🇷🇺

  • 1st – Senior Men 75 kg Right & Youth Men 75 kg Right at 2021 WORLDARM 

NEDALIN HRISTOV, BUL 🇧🇬

  • 2nd – 85 kg Left at 2019 WORLDARM after Zurab Tavberidze but with win over Plamen Dimitrov
  • 1st – 85 kg Left at 2019 Bulgarian Nationals with win over Plamen Dimitrov

DANIEL PROCOPCIUC, MDA 🇲🇩

  • 1st Right 75 kg at EUROARM 2021, 2nd Senior Men 70 kg Right at WORLDARM 2021

ORAZ BASSAROV, KAZ 🇰🇿

VIOREL DOBRIN, RO 🇷🇴

  • 1st Right 85 kg at WORLDARM 2021

NURMAKHAN YERDAULET, KAZ 🇰🇿

  • 1st – Senior Men 55 kg Left at 2021 WORLDARM

YUSUF YILDIZOGLU, TUR 🇹🇷

  • 1st – 65 kg Right at 2019 WORLDARM
  • 1st – 65 kg Right at 2021 WORLDARM
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The Current Pound for Pound list is just a list with no particular order (not rankings), because it was too hard to rank the best Current Pound for Pound armwrestlers.

World Armwrestling Rankings - 17.02.2022
World Armwrestling Rankings – 17.02.2022



How the WORLD ARMWRESTLING RANKINGS by Experts work:
Each voter can allocate 800-1200 point to an armwrestler. The total points from each voter for all 15 armwrestlers must be =15000.  Current voters (01 January 2022): Alper Cosar, Alexandros Volteas, Constantin Mihai, Leonardo Melo, Andrew Quade, Kevin Wolf (in no particular order). Scroll down to see the conditions to become a voter.We are still looking for voters, these are the conditions to become a voter in these rankings:1. You should be following the sport of armwrestling for at least 4-5 years, and other armwrestlers should know you;2. You should have knowledge of the results from the big armwrestling events, which change the rankings;3. You should be accepted as voter by the current voters.Why these new rankings ? After I saw what happened in the WORLD ARMWRESTLING RANKINGS by Votes (where many votes were… not objective), I realized two things: 1. Patriotism is not just a simple word for some voters 🙂 ; 2. The rankings should be made by armwrestlers who really follow this sport and have knowledge about it.THESE RANKINGS ARE SUBJECTIVE. We have a chat group where voters discuss about the armwrestling events. Although all voters watch the same matches they often have very different opinions about what happened there. One example: the recent left hand matches between Oleg Zhokh vs. Andrey Pushkar – LVIV OPEN CUP 2018 – some voters believed that Pushkar didn’t do his best, they were not convinced that Oleg deserves to be no. 1 yet… There are different opinions regarding the rankings all the time, therefore I believe it is impossible to have objective rankings.TENNIS HAS GOOD RANKINGS. In tennis there is absolutely no way to go fast at the top of the rankings. If a tennis player comes back after a break of 1 year, even if he wins a Grand Slam tournament (which means many tough matches with top players) he doesn’t become number 1. It is a very slow process, you have to compete and win a lot of matches in well ranked tournaments to get enough points, in order to get at the top of the rankings. If we would try to apply a similar points system in armwrestling then Denis Cyplenkov, who now competes only once in 2 years in Vendettas, would never enter the top 20 rankings even if he wins each time.CONCLUSION. We only have subjective rankings, but considering that some armwrestlers don’t compete too much, making a points system in armwrestling would not look good for some top armwrestlers.

Changelog:

UPDATE (10 August 2022): The rankings were updated considering what happened at and some other past events.

UPDATE (24.06.2022):  Levan, Vitaly and Larratt were removed from the left arm rankings due to inactivity. Other changes were made to the left hand rankings.UPDATE (09.06.2022): After a long discussion between the voters and based on all available parameters the conclusion was Revaz and Michael Todd should share the same spot 10.UPDATE (30.05.2022): , RUS 🇷🇺 was included in the rankings because he dominated 2 armwrestling events (1, 2) and Vitaly Laletin said in an interview that Silaev is one of the strongest armwrestlers he ever pulled. Just a reminder, Dmitry Trubin competed but lost to Silaev and Laletin.UPDATE (25.05.2022):  THE RANKINGS WERE UPDATED CONSIDERING THE RESULTS: EAST vs. WEST 3. We had to consider the latest results. Although Ermes Gasparini won Genadi Kvikvinia at KING OF THE TABLE 2, and he might be actually stronger, we had to do it this way because Gasparini lost to Kurdecha and Kurdecha lost to Dave Chaffee.UPDATE (09 May 2022): Josh Handeland decided to leave the voters team. Andrew Quade is a new voter. Krasimir Kostandinov was moved on 10th place left hand. The rankings are dynamic, the armwrestlers move up and down based on results and perceived shape. When Krasimir (and others) will compete and win, he will move up again.UPDATE (24.04.2022): The rankings were updated, considering the VIDEO: Corey West Vs Krasimir Kostadinov all matches! and other events.UPDATE (06.04.2022): , ARM 🇦🇲 was introduced in the left arm rankings, see => 10 VIDEOS: David Dadikyan, Dmitry Silaev, Vitaly Laletin, Dzambolat Tsoriev, Sergey Bogoslovov, LEFT ARM, SPS2022UPDATE: Dave Chaffee is on 3rd place in the right arm rankings, ahead of Alex Kurdecha, because of the KOTT 3 results.UPDATE (17.02.2022): THE RANKINGS WERE UPDATED, CONSIDERING  #Tobias Sporrong and Evgeny Prudnik are now in the rankings.UPDATE (30 May 2021): The rankings  were  updated considering the results of Devon Larratt vs. Michael Todd which took place on 28 May 2021,  Dubai
UPDATE (10 February 2021): replaced in the right arm rankings, see 3 VIDEOS: Oguzhan Kocak vs. Grigorii Liashchuk, Moscow Armwrestling Cup 2021UPDATE (14 September 2020): We reintroduced Kody Merritt in the left hand rankings, because of the update made to DOPING RESULTS: WORLDARM 2019, 41st World Armwrestling Championships 2019 (WAF)
UPDATE (13 July 2020): We introduced points in the rankings, scroll down to read how the rankings work.UPDATE (10 February 2020): We introduced Current Pound for Pound list of armwrestlers after the WORLD ARMWRESTLING RANKINGS, scroll down.The rankings were updated, considering the RESULTS: LOTOSHINO 2020, VIDEOS & RESULTS: VENDETTA UNITED STARS, 09 Feb 2020 VIDEOS. Travis Bagent was removed from the left hand rankings because he didn’t compete for more than 1 year in top events. Kody Merritt was removed from the left hand rankings because of DOPING RESULTS: WORLDARM 2019, 41st World Armwrestling Championships 2019 (WAF). Genadi Kvikvinia was removed from the right hand rankings because he didn’t compete for more than 1 year in top events.Alizhan Muratov was introduced in the left hand rankings because he won SENIOR MEN LEFT 90 KG & SENIOR MEN LEFT OPEN at LOTOSHINO 2020. Also added in the left hand rankings ahead of Georgy Dzeranov: Artyom Morozov winner of SENIOR MEN LEFT +100 KG & Sergey Yurchenko – win over Georgy Dzeranov and 2nd place in SENIOR MEN LEFT +100 KG at LOTOSHINO 2020.Krasimir Kostadinov was introduced in the right hand rankings ahead Alex Kurdecha because of RESULTS: VENDETTA UNITED STARS, 09 Feb 2020 VIDEOS. Dmitry Silaev was also introduced in the right hand rankings ahead of Krasimir Kostadinov, because he was the winner of SENIOR MEN RIGHT OPEN at Zloty Tur 2019 over Krasimir Kostadinov, see ► RESULTS: ZLOTY TUR 2019, TOP 8 VENDETTA 2019 VIDEOSWe have a new voter – Alexandros Volteas. All armwrestlers from the Current Pound for Pound list are champions and very strong, but because they are competing lighter weight classes it’s hard for them to be in the WORLD ARMWRESTLING RANKINGS. The Current Pound for Pound list is just a list with no particular order (not rankings), because it was too hard to rank the best current Pound for Pound armwrestlers.12 December 2019: The rankings were updated, considering the RESULTS: ZLOTY TUR 2019, TOP 8 VENDETTA 2019 VIDEOS. Krasimir Kostadinov moved up above Dmitry Silaev in the left hand rankings. Alex Kurdecha and Kydyrgaly Ongarbaev moved up above Rustam Babayev in the right hand rankings.26 November 2019: Denis Cyplenkov was removed from the left arm rankings, because he didn’t compete for more than 1 year, see ► RESULTS: ZLOTY TUR 2018, ARMFIGHT #50 VENDETTA ALL STARS. Denis Cyplenkov didn’t compete with right arm since 22 July 2016, see ► RESULTS: ARMFIGHT #46 VENDETTA ALL STARS, LAS VEGAS, PHOTOSThe rankings were updated, considering the results of WAL 504, WAL 506, TOP 8 STAGE 2 2019, WORLDARM 2019 and other important armwrestling events which change the rankings. In the left arm rankings there is a tie: Krasimir Kostadinov and Georgy Dzeranov are both on 6th place. And in the right arm rankings there is also a tie: Genadi Kvikvinia and Tim Bresnan are both on 9th place.26 July 2019: The rankings were updated, considering the results of WAL 504. Although it’s only one change (Devon Larratt went above Dave Chaffee in the rankings), there was an intense debate between the voters in the ARMWRESTLING RANKINGS chat group, where we discuss about rankings and events…We even lost a voter (he left) because he strongly disagreed with King’s move and believed we shouldn’t accept the results of events where it is allowed… Even though not all voters agree with King’s move, it was agreed by the majority that we should accept the results from WAL…Armwrestlers know what to expect when they compete in WAL events… If they agree with the rules and what is allowed there, we also have to accept the results and include them in the rankings, whether we like it or not…01 July 2019: The rankings were updated, considering: 1. EUROARM 2019, 2. WAL 503, 3. WAL 502, 4. WAL 501In the left arm rankings Evgeny Prudnik and Alex Kurdecha have the same number of points therefore they are both on 8th place, Oleh Danilov and Grigory Orekhov have the same number of points therefore they are both on 10th place.In the right arm rankings Evgeny Prudnik and Devon Larratt have the same number of points therefore are both on 7th place, Rustam Babayev and Todd Hutchings have the same number of points, therefore they are both on 9th place15 April 2019: The rankings were updated, considering: 1 RESULTS: TOP 8 VENDETTA 2019, Kuching, Malaysia │ 2. RESULTS: Russian Armwrestling Championship 2019 │3. RESULTS: WORLD ELITE ARMWRESTLING 2018Removed (-):
1. Salavat Kadyrov – left hand – he was in the left hand rankings but he took only 3rd place with left hand at ► RESULTS: Russian Armwrestling Championship 2019
2. Giorgi Tsvetkov – right hand ► List of doping cases in ArmwrestlingAdded (+):
1. Grigory Orekhov – left hand – 1st place with left arm in the MEN 110 + kg ► RESULTS: Russian Armwrestling Championship 2019
2. Gadzimurad Omarov – left hand – 2nd place with left arm before Grigorii Liashchuk in the MEN 110 + kg ► RESULTS: Russian Armwrestling Championship 2019
3. Kydyrgali Ongarbaev – right hand – won the vendetta vs Alex Kurdecha ► RESULTS: TOP 8 VENDETTA 2019, Kuching, Malaysia
4. Petro Marharint – right hand – winner ► RESULTS: WORLD ELITE ARMWRESTLING 201801 December 2018: Unfortunately, we had to remove Andrey Pushkar and Oleg Zhokh from the rankings ► Donations for the families of Andrey Pushkar and Oleg Zhokh.Denis Cyplenkov was added in the left hand rankings (I made a poll about this 2 months ago ► POLL: If Denis Cyplenkov wins ARMFIGHT 50, should he be included in the armwrestling rankings ?).Levan Saginashvili is now no.1 with both arms because of what happened at WORLDARM 2018 (◄ click to see the results) and at ZLOTY TUR 2018, ARMFIGHT #50 VENDETTA ALL STARS (◄ click to see the results), 2018 MOLDOVA ARMWRESTLING OPEN CUP 2 (◄ click to see the results).In the right arm rankings there is a tie: Michael Todd and Genadi Kvikvinia are both on 4th place. On 13th place right hand there is a bigger tie:  Revaz Lutidze, Grigorii Liashchuk and Georgi Tsvetkov are all on the same 13th place because they have the same number of points. If you want to understand why ties happen, scroll down and read below the rankings.24 September 2018: The rankings were updated, considering what happened at  WAL 4062018 MOLDOVA ARMWRESTLING OPEN CUP 2ARMFIGHT #48 Vendetta and more. Below the rankings I added the reasoning/explanations from a voter for his rankings. For the first time we have a tie: Dmitry Trubin and Andrey Pushkar have the same number of points, they both are on 2nd place in the right hand rankings. We now only show Top 15 instead of Top 20.11 July 2018: Dmitry Trubin was removed from the left hand rankings after what happened at ZG STRONG 2018. Viacheslav Sharagovich was the first one who almost pinned Trubin with left hand, he got him tired. Next Trubin lost with Manuel Battaglia, won 2 matches and lost with Markus Liebminger – this was his last match with left hand (watch the matches here ►  ZG STRONG 2018). Viacheslav Sharagovich, Manuel Battaglia and Markus Liebminger were not in the top 20 therefore Dmitry Trubin was removed from the top 20 left hand rankings to reflect the current state of his left arm. All other armwrestlers moved one position up.04 December 2017: The rankings were updated, considering what happened at  and at , See ► RESULTS: ARMFIGHT #48 VENDETTA ALL STARS and ► RESULTS: Zloty Tur 2017 World Cup03 July 2018: THE RANKINGS WERE UPDATED CONSIDERING WHAT HAPPENED AT LVIV OPEN CUP 2018, WAL events and in other armwrestling events. Ermes Gasparini was removed because he didn’t compete for more than 1 year. Other armwrestlers were removed and some were added.21 September 2017: The rankings were updated considering what happened at WorldArm 2017, See ► RESULTS: WORLDARM 2017: 39th World Armwrestling Championships 2017 (WAF). This time only 4 voters voted, therefore some changes were made all over the rankings.25 July 2017:  was removed from the right hand rankings, because he competed last time on 22 July 2016 ► RESULTS: ARMFIGHT #46 VENDETTA ALL STARS, LAS VEGAS, PHOTOSAll armwrestlers who were below Cyplenkov moved one place up. We only show top 20, but the voters vote using a bigger list of armwrestlers.09 July 2017: The rankings were updated considering what happened at WAL 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS and at ZG STRONG 2017 WORLD ARMWRESTLING CUP.02 June 2017: New additions: Sasho Andreev, Evgeny Prudnik – left hand; Vitaly Laletin, Sasho Andreev, Evgeny Prudnik – right hand. Some armwrestlers were removed because they didn’t compete for more than 1 year.10 April 2017: We have 3 new voters: Giorgi Chochia (Georgia), Constantin Mihai (Romania), Ryan Bowen (Australia). Side by side rankings from all the voters (in no particular order) were added.26 July 2016: Denis Cyplenkov was added to the rankings and other changes were made in the right hand rankings considering the RESULTS: ARMFIGHT #46 VENDETTA ALL STARS, LAS VEGAS, PHOTOS. We have a new voter: Alejandro De Gyves – he is pulling for about 20 years, and he makes the rankings in Mexico.01 July 2016: In these rankings was taken into consideration the fact that Travis Bagent won over Dave Chaffee (right hand) at WAL Las Vegas 2016 finals.These rankings will be updated often – after any armwrestling event which change the rankings.—Other rankings / ratings you should check out: ► Official U.S. Rankings ► Armwrestling Rating List by Oleg Stepanov

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