Two of the strongest ladies-armwrestlers shared their thoughts about past year. ()
Gabriela Vasconcelos: “My 2016 was a good year as an armwrestler, not the very best, but a good year with great opportunities.
My biggest achievement was to keep my world title both hands in Bulgaria. I was happy to have new opponents, and really good ones, and that kept me motivated and even happier with my victory. Now I have 24 WAF world Titles (6 in junior class - 3 each arm; and 18 at senior class - 9 each arm) and that’s something really big that I’m really proud of. The thing I wasn’t really able to do this year was to have a good performance at Zloty Tur as I was hoping. I have always knew it wouldn’t be easy and my goal was to get at least 3rd but I ended up taking 4th place both arms, but at the end, was a good experience and I’m excited to trying again this year, and for that to be different, I have already thought about some preparation changes I can make to make it more possible.
I can’t recall right now big break through this year, though I was kind of said Michael Todd couldn’t perform at his best at Zloty as most people were excited to watch him against the best ones.. But I know will see it this year.
Personally, having the chance to pull Makeeva at Arnold Classic Brazil was a very high point even if I lost, it showed me I’m not far from winning and that’s my career goal.