Due to a rare genetic defect, Matthias Schlitte’s right forearm measures almost 18-inches in circumference, while his left one pales in comparison. Fortunately, he stays in great shape through weight lifting and hopes that one day this defect can turn into a triumph. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Matthias, who has been involved in the sport since he was 16, said: ‘Many people’s first association with arm wrestling is a beer-soaked bar-table and drunken sailors – which is completely wrong.’

Of how he began his career, he explains: ‘In 2004, a little bar in Haldensleben was looking for the strongest arm wrestler in the region – my first tournament and the beginning of my career.

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