Last year Vitaly became the absolute champion of Europe, the world champion on the right hand, and at the Zloty Tour he was able to cope with Andrey Pushkar on his left arm and with Dmitry Trubin on the right.
The end of the last sports season for Vitaly turned out to be rich; it was the most prestigious tournaments - the World Championship and the Professional World Cup Zloty Tur. But despite this, he did not rest and continued training:
"After taking part at the World Championship in Bulgaria, there was no time to rest, because the Zloty Tur was coming. After returning from the Zloty Tur, I realized that there was not much time left until the new season, so I continued to train".
The absence of a break did not affect Vitaly’s shape negatively, but on the contrary. Vitaly took part in the Russian championship and showed there an excellent result, becoming the absolute champion in the category:
"I came to the Russian championship in good physical shape, but with minor injuries. At the championship the organization was, as always, good. Everything passed without problems and according to the regulations".
It is worth noting that Vitaly became a champion not in his usual category up to 100 kg, but in the category up to 110 kg. The new members did not stop him from taking the gold. As the athlete says, he was going to change of the category last year:
"The most powerful opponent in the new category was Ivan Guselnikov. Of course, Ivan Matyushenko was not enough; it would be interesting to compete with him. I decided to change the category because my weight was already more than the norm for a category of up to 100 kg. I was going to change the weight category last season. Now, in next tournaments I will pull in the category 110 kg".
As for the nearest plans, Vitaly is short:
"In the future you will see my struggle at the European championship and at the Worlds".
The upcoming European championship in Poland will be interesting for Vitali, because Krasimir Kostadinov and Revaz Lutidze are clearly not going to give their titles. Will Vitali ascend to the pedestal in this category? Write your comments and watch the news on armpower.net.