DUSHANBE, May 26, Asia-Plus -- Tajik athletes will take part in the Asian Armsport Championships that will held at the known Kyrgyz resort Issyk-Kul on June 1-8, Nadirkhan Darigi, the head of Tajikistan’s Armsport Association said. 

According to him, Akmal Qodirov, Amonatboy Umurzoqov, Lola Rezgulova, Marhabo Shamsuddinova, Hussein Qurbonov and Khusrav Jumayev will represent Tajikistan in the Asian Armsport Championships in Kyrgyzstan.  

Darigi noted that Tajikistan’s Armsport Association and the Committee on Youth, Sports and Tourism fund travel of Tajik athletes to Kyrgyzstan.  

Armwrestling - the game of testing arm strength and skill is now one of the world''s major sports. While nearly everyone on earth understands the sport of armwrestling, it is the World Armsport Federation (WAF) that has given armwrestling a set of rules, a constitutional shape, and a vibrant everyday life. Armwrestling as an organized sport got its start in the United States in the early 60''s. 

The First Asian International Armsport Championships was held in Calcutta, India, on March 25-30 2000.  The Fifth Open Asian Armsport (Armwrestling) Championships was held in Dushanbe on September 15-17 2006.