Participants competing in the 7th Shanghai Arm Wrestling Open in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

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

  • More than 100 people took part in the recent 7th Shanghai Arm Wrestling Open, while fan associations exist in over 100 Chinese cities
  • Many of the sport’s aficionados are trying to change its public perception, saying it is not just for entertainment
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Participants competing in the 7th Shanghai Arm Wrestling Open in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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Carol Farrington, 63, exercises at Kratos Performance Training Studio in Hong Kong. The yoga instructor is fitter than many people a third of her age, her personal trainers says. Photo: Roy Issa

Pull-ups, TRX, lunges – grandma yogi spreads gospel of fitness and well-being to young and old

  • How many 63-year-olds can do a handstand? Carol Farrington can, thanks to regular gym workouts that keep her fit as someone a third of her age
  • Soon the Hongkonger will retire and become a full-time yoga instructor. She is convinced all this exercise keeps her mentally sharp. Experts agree
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Carol Farrington, 63, exercises at Kratos Performance Training Studio in Hong Kong. The yoga instructor is fitter than many people a third of her age, her personal trainers says. Photo: Roy Issa
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