The level of this year Nationals was lower, - assures us Engin Terzi. What's the reason? ()
The level was lower than the usual as many of the top pullers did not participate this year’s nationals. Arif Ertem, Ferit Osmanli, Serhat Arslan, myself, Vedat Bozbey, Ayhan Beyazıt, Sahip Çağlar have been the past champions but some like myself were retired, some were injured and some wanted to take a brake from armwrestling.
Said Erkam Bıyıkoğlu and Emre Albaş were the superstars of the event as both of these pullers won U21 Class with left hand (skipped U21 right hand) and also won the seniors with right and left hands.
Another amazing guy was Hamza Ziypak who is only 22 years but won the senior 80kg with right and left hands. I predict him to be a future world champion. He is very well rounded puller with amazing endurance. His genetics is great for armwrestling and his passion is second to none. For many years I have been following him. He had great toprolling style, he can pull in hook successfully as well but the way him to go to pin pad was a bit problematic.