Vazgen, you participated at Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge not at first. Do you think that the level of athletes participating in this championship grows?
– This year was my 11th year of Arnold Classic Armwrestling attendance. And every time ACAC makes a lot of surprises. More and more athletes are interested in competing in this tournament, which is the part of the largest Sports Festival. Of course, every year we can see more world class armwrestlers there.
You were aiming to win, but finished the competition in second place. Are you satisfied with the result?
– I took 2nd place this year in Arnolds. Of course, I'm not satisfied with this result, will continue working hard in future. I had a very strong opponent, a decorated World Champion from Kazakhstan.
In preliminary fights I won one match against him, it was a "Game of nerves " and he could not handle it, he made two rude mistakes and received two fouls. But later in finals he beat me. I showed not so aggressive tactics in finals and lost the fight. This is not my first meet with this opponent, I know what to do against him , will keep improving my skills.
Whose pulling was unexpected for you?
– There were no surprises for me in this Arnold Classic, I knew favorites each classes.
But for sure, the main fight was. Michael Todd vs Dmitry Trubin in heavyweights , I was giving 50/50 chances to both athletes and I was right. It was a beautiful fight and Todd won it. But there was a "dark horse" , that would decide the medals standing. The loser of Todd vs Trubin fight would be super tired and might lose to someone in B bracket. Trubin lost in there and finished in 3rd place. But this is the beauty of sports and makes it more interesting for later!
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