And that's why the athlete doubts about participation in the Zloty Tur - the hand, injured in a fight with Betkili Oniani, must be put in order. Vladislavs shared his thoughts about how, perhaps, there will be a fight in the 78 kg weight category without his participation.
Try to guess, who can be in the top three in your category this year?
- The most interesting thing in my category is who will go for the tournament this year. Nobody wants to tell their plans for this cup, and if to rely on the last year, on the same star structure that was last year (almost the whole top-three from the Worlds-2016 and the top-three form Zloty Tur-2015), then I can not even imagine this fight. But I would like to note two athletes who will obviously be favorites – this is Davit Samushia on the right hand, and on the left - my rival number one this year, Bektili Oniani, with whom we held four finals this year - two at the European Championships and two at the World Championships. I think he has every chance of winning his left hand. Two representatives from Kazakhstan - Magzhan Shamiev and Shynbolat Raikhanov - these guys did not have a very good world championship, but I know what they are capable of and they can compete for gold medals. Probably, it is possible to argue very long who could fight for medals, but I am sure that everyone who goes to the tournament deserves it. But there are also many factors that can influence the outcome of the competition, therefore, as the saying goes, the table will show.
In case of your participation, what results do you expect?
- Of course, I always count on a positive result. This will be my third attempt to win a medal on the Zloty Tur, so I will try to do everything in my power to show what I can do.
Your bets on the winners in pairs of Vendetta?
- I would like to say that the pairs for Vendetta fit the same. I'm afraid to even imagine the outcome of the whole Vendetta.
Pair number one - Tim Bresnan and Gennady Kvikvinia. I bet on Gennady 5-1, thanks to his versatility and explosive power. Pushkar - Monster Todd: I think the first two rounds for Andrey, but I do not know how events will develop after them. But I put on Andrey. Trubin - Chaffee - definitely won by Dmitry. Bartosiewicz and Tiete: it is interesting to see – did David make conclusions from their last meeting; put on David 4-2. Babaev - Hutchings is the most unpredictable match for me, and I, perhaps, will refrain from the forecast.
Top-10 of Zloty Tur-2016
SENIOR MEN LEFT 78KG SENIOR MEN RIGHT 78KG
1. SHAMIYEV, MAGZHAN KAZAKHSTAN (8113) 1. SAMUSHIA, DAVIT GEORGIA (8121)
2. SAITOV, ZAUR RUSSIA (8097) 2. MANARKA, SARUNAS LITHUANIA (8244)
3. BARTOSIEVICZ, PIOTR POLAND (8090) 3. RAIHANOV, SHYNBOLAT KAZAKHSTAN (8109)
4. SAMUSHIA, DAVIT GEORGIA (8121) 4. BARTOSIEVICZ, DAVID POLAND (8091)
5. ISKANDAROV, KAZIMIR RUSSIA (8179) 5. SHAMIYEV, MAGZHAN KAZAKHSTAN (8113)
6. MANARKA, SARUNAS LITHUANIA (8244) 6. ASMONAS, MANTAS LITHUANIA (8190)
7. IVAHNENKO, BOGDAN UKRAINE (8217) 7. KRASOVSKIS, VLADISLAVS LATVIA (8135)
8. RODRIGVES, CARLOS EDUARDO BRAZIL (8125) 8. WOZNY, RAFAL POLAND (8126)
9. KRASOVSKIS, VLADISLAVS LATVIA (8135) 9. IVAHNENKO, BOGDAN UKRAINE (8217)
10. WOZNY, RAFAL POLAND (8126) 10. RODRIGVES, CARLOS EDUARDO BRAZIL (8125)