Lisa arm wrestles her way to country’s best

Australian women's arm wrestling champion Lisa Kulasalu with her personal trainer Seth Maserow. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d412062
Australian women's arm wrestling champion Lisa Kulasalu with her personal trainer Seth Maserow. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d412062

Kulasalu said she had wanted to win the National Championship since she took up the sport and was extremely proud to take the title home.

‘I’m really happy as this now gives me the qualifications to enter the World Games and other international events, where I can represent Australia and Australian women,’ Kulasalu said.

The 45 year-old encouraged women to give the sport a go, adding that it was a social, fast-paced sport that almost anyone could take part in.

‘There are no strict diets to follow or training regimes and if you’re looking for a sport that is a little different, then arm wrestling could be a consideration.’

Kulasalu said people should not be intimidated by perceptions of the sport.

‘There are small numbers of women competing in every state but it is a male dominated sport and women need to realise that you don’t have to be a body builder full of muscles to compete.

‘Arm wrestling isn’t about muscle bulk, but about conditioning and technique,’ she said.