Athletes who are preparing to defend the honor of their countries at the upcoming World Championship in Budapest, Hungary, are practically finishing their preparations, and the Kazakhstan national team is no exception. Who sees one of the best athletes of the national team Magzhan Shamiev among his main rivals? ()
Magzhan, can you tell us about your preparations for the Worlds-2017? What stage are you currently preparing at?
- The World Championship for us, as for all athletes, is a special tournament, and for this championship we are preparing for 100%. Now I'm at the final stage of my training, like all athletes of our club, I'm already finishing a heavy load.
Does everything go according to plan and without injury? Do you have time to reach the peak of the form for the championship?
- Yes, everything follows according to definite plan and without injuries. Now I feel good physically and mentally. I think that at the championship I will be at the peak of my form.
This time you will perform in the category of up to 75 kg. Do you plan to change the weight category in the future?
- Yes, I will again perform in the category of up to 75 kg. For this category I have to lose about 2-3 kg. At the moment I weigh 78 kg. Next year I plan to pull in the category of up to 80 kg.
At the last World Championship you had two bronzes and this year you are one of the top favorites of the category.