Joyce King

Category

Athlete

Sport

Arm Wrestling

Hometown

Lower Hainsville

Year Inducted

2021

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Joyce King

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

Joyce King of Lower Hainesville, New Brunswick, came late to the sport of arm wrestling, starting almost by accident at age 30. Ten years later, she defeated a Russian rival super heavyweight to become the best female arm wrestler in the world. King competed with both the left and right arms over the course of her career, earning 18 national championships and 18 World Arm Wrestling Federation medals. She was named Female Arm Wrestler of the year at the national championships in 1997. From 2001 to 2009, she was a national champion, using either her left or right arm. For five straight years in the early 2000s, she used her left arm to win gold at the world arm wrestling competition, first in the open and then the masters category. She is a three-time winner at the Women’s Arnold Classic Arm Wrestling Challenge, in 2007, 2008 and 2016, and was inducted into the Canadian Arm Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011. Over her World Arm Wrestling federation career, she won 12 gold, four silver and two bronze medals.


Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, October 15, 2021.

Quick Facts

  • Earned 18 national championships titles and 18 World Armwrestling Federation medals

  • Named Female Arm Wrestler of the Year at the Canadian Championships in 1997

  • Three-time winner at the Women’s Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge (2007, 2008 and 2016)

  • Inducted into the Canadian Armwrestling Hall of Fame in 2011