Vitaly Laletin had rightly become one of the heroes of the Tour Zloty. Despite all the obstacles with which he was confronted, he fought well and surprised everybody. ()
More recently, Vitaly took two medals at the world championships in Bulgaria, and now Zloty Tur. But the sportsman says he was able to prepare for the tournament, although there was little time:
"On the Zloty Tur, actually, I decided to go for two weeks before the event, when I had the money for the road. I added a bit, but my hand has not been rested after the Worls. I was sure about my left hand, but, unfortunately, I was late for 20 minutes for start".
Despite the fact that Vitaly was not able to pull in his category on the left hand, he still decided to fight, but in the category of +105 kg. He modestly said about this, but we all remember what he did in the first fight:
"I was late because of a visa, I got it at that moment when the guys already went for weighing. In spite of everything, I still went with the hope to pull even on the right hand. When I arrived late in the category of 105 kg, I was invited to pull to 105 kg, I thought to myself - "Did I come for nothing?" and agreed. And I wasn’t frustrated during the fights".
The frustration?! Vitaly forced to jump screaming the whole audience. For several years, no one can do anything with the left hand of Andrey Pushkar. But a second after the command "Go!" Andrey's hand was on the pad. But the second time the attemptfailed to overcome Andrey failed:
"Indeed, I won, and we did not expect at the start I was faster. In fact, on the grip it’s not always possible to know the strength of opponent.