The young Georgian athlete Irakli Zirakashvili is one of the representatives of the generation of armwrestlers, who are aimed to win medals in two age categories at once. ()
So at the last European Championships, Irakli won 4 awards - gold and silver in the 70 kg category among the youth and two bronze in the same weight in senior class. What helped Irakli achieve such success?
When you started to practice arm-wrestling and why did you chose it?
- For the first time I started to practice arm wrestling in my neighborhood in 2012. Always knew that my genetics predisposes to this, because at school I always beat high school students.
What are your most important achievements at the moment?
- At the moment, the best achievement for me, of course, is the champion’s place at the European Championships, I am pleased with it.
How much time do you need to prepare for the championship?
- To reach the peak form, I need to practice from 3 to 5 months. In training I spend more time pulling at the table, I pull a lot.