All of you are certainly not once noticed this picturesque Georgian athlete, but we want to tell you a bit more about him and 2016 season for him. ()
Zurab Tavberidze is in the sport since childhood. He tried to do different sports and he war good in it, however, injuries interrupted him and made to think about other hobbies:
"I started to do sports when I was 10 years old. The first sport was judo, which I studied for nine years. In judo, I had very good results, but then I got a serious injury and I had to quit the sport. Then I started playing rugby. I got hurt again, and had to leave the sport again after two years of workouts. In late 2013 I became interested in armwrestling and started training".
Passion for a variety of sports since childhood helped Zurab pretty quickly get used to armwrestling. A little more than a year of training, and he gets prizes in the European Championship:
"My first serious competition was European Championship-2015 in Sofia. I pulled in the category up to 80 kg. Both arms, I reached the finals, but took two second places. On the left hand I lost for Oleg Zhokh from Ukraine, and on the right – Khadzhimurat Zoloev from Russia".
Despite the short time spent in armwrestling, Zurab had a collection of eight medals. But remarkably, they all are silver:
"I now have eight medals from international championships, all silver.