Arm Wrestling is a recognized sport with a plethora of candidates pursuing the art with the hope of basking in its glory. There have been numerous personalities who have earned recognition through the sport of arm wrestling.
Let us have a look at the five best arm wrestlers in the world at the moment.
1. Devon Larratt
Towering at 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds, Devon “No Limits” Larratt is considered to be one of the greatest Arm Wrestlers of all time and has been credited to be the poster boy of the sport to many corners of the world.
A former Canadian Special Forces soldier, Devon Larratt became a master in arm wrestling during his service years and garnered attention in the late 2000s. However, his breakthrough match came in 2008 when he faced the legendary John Brzenk in the 2008 Arm Wars Super Series and dominated Brzenk 6-0.
In 2015, Larratt won the Armwrestling League (WAL) with his left arm that even underwent surgery in the same year. The following year, he defended his WAL left-arm title, as well as clinched the right arm title, and remarkably defended both of the titles in 2017.
2. Dave Chaffee
Known as “Easy Money”, Chaffee has had a rough ride to the top with numerous injuries to his hand and back proving to be a hurdle.
One of the major injuries he suffered was a broken arm which almost threatened the existence of his career, but Chaffee moved past it and went on to become the WAF World Champion just three years later.
An aspect that sets Chaffee in a league of his own is his demeanor at the table. He has managed to dominate the sport with the utmost aura of calmness.
3. Denis Cyplenkov
Holding several records in Russia, including the biggest biceps and strongest man, Denis Cyplenkov or also known as the Russian Hulk is a menacing figure.
Having a bicep measuring up to 63cm, Cyplenkov weighs 144kg and has numerous accomplishments to his name. He’s a world champion and the holder of the Intercontinental belt PAL as well.
4. Michael Todd
The innovator of the highly controversial King’s move, there is more to than just that when it comes to Michael Todd. Winning over 30 titles across national and world landscape, “The Monster” is one of the household names when it comes to the sport of arm wrestling.
Todd was forced to resort to the King’s Move where he gains height by dropping below the table. The move was given birth after 46-year-old suffered multiple fractures to his arm. The awkward style is often countered by the elite with their technique and strength.
5. Levan Saginashvili
Currently regarded as one of the best when it comes to right arm-wrestling, Levan Saginashvili got into the sport by accident after joining a gym, where his trainer encouraged him to go for it.
The Georgian began with little steps by watching videos of the sport on YouTube and eventually idolizing John Brzenk.
2014 turned out to be a landmark year for Saginashvili after securing the gold medal at the World Championships.