Arm wrestling in China proving gripping stuff as competitors hope to raise its profile

Muscles bulging and veins popping, two Chinese arm wrestlers lock eyes and then their hands, until the referee shouts “Go!”Already considered a serious sport in many parts of the world, arm wrestling has generally been viewed in China as a testosterone showdown between inebriated bar patrons.But it is gaining an arm hold with fan associations in more than 100 Chinese cities, says Ye Ming, founder of Shanghai Arm Wrestling. More than 100 competitors took part in the recent 7th Shanghai Arm…

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