Last time we saw South African armwrestler Terence Opperman at the table near two years ago. Now he plan to come to Zloty Tur. What are his predictions? ()
We haven’t seen you for a long time at the table. Why did you not visit Worlds?
– I wish I could live in Europe then I could attend all the competitions in the world and would not have missed even one. As armwrestling is not an affiliated sport and therefor government does not support us. Even for sponsors it’s difficult to sponsor me, because if I go to a big company they ask if armwrestling is an affiliated sport, when I say “no” they say they can’t sponsor. If I go to small company they say there is no use sponsoring me as it’s too far from South Africa for them to make it worthwhile for them to sponsor me.
Why did you decide to come to Zloty Tur this year? What result do you want to see?
– I want to compete again internationally as 2015 was my last international competition. And what other competition is better than Zloty Tur? I feel great I think I am in a good shape to make the podium again this year. I will definitely compete in 105kg class. Toughest rival? Well it depends on who will be there.