Arm Wrestlers Bäckman, Nannestad Headed to Vegas for WAL Championships

Nannestad, one of the Swedish arm wrestlers competing at WAL Championships

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Arm Wrestlers Bäckman, Nannestad Headed to Vegas for WAL Championships

We’ve written about Swedish arm wrestlers Sarah Bäckman (aka Sarah Rotunda) and Niklas Nannestad (aka “The Steel Giraffe”).

Bäckman and Nannestad are among the Swedes who will be competing in Las Vegas June 29 at the World Armwrestling League’s (WAL) Championships, which will be carried live by ESPN.

Bäckman has won eight World Championships (four with each arm), and Nannestad earned a WAL title with his left arm last year, the first time Europeans were allowed to compete in the Las Vegas event.

Here are the Swedes who will compete in Las Vegas this time around:

Women

Jonna Blind (128 Left and Right)

Maria Lundqvist (128 Left and Right)

Sarah Bäckman (148 Left and Right)

Sara Nyberg (148 Left and Right)

Fia Reisek (148 Left and Right)

Men

Patrik Berg (165 Left and Right)

Glenn Bengtsson (195 Left and Right)

Niclas Linderg (195 Left and Right)

Niklas Nannestad (195 Left and Right)

Magnus Lundgren (225 Left and Right)

Jonathan Renberg (225 Right)

Ralf Johansson (225+ Left and Right)

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