Janis Amolins - the legendary sportsman with impressive experience of struggle - about Zloty Tur and Vendetta. ()
At the World Championships this year, you took the third place. How did you feel after the championship?
- The third place in the World Cup is not a bad achievement. Of course, if you have many times become the best in your weight category at the world level, then it makes you think.
For me, the main conclusion after the championship was that it was the right day, good motivation and preparation – and I can still fight with the best pullers and win.
You pulled in WAL. Please, name 3 things that you like in WAL and Zloty Tur (PAL)?
- My main start this season was at the World Armwrestling League, where I became the third-time champion. And the World Championship was not even in my plans. A couple of weeks before the championship, I really wanted to fight, even though I felt physical and psychological fatigue, and the form was lost. But I wanted to feel the atmosphere of world arm-wrestling. Also, I will definitely come to the Zloty Tour, which I consider an arm-wrestling day to take part, albeit not as an athlete.
About WAL and PAL - these are two professional organizations and no need to compare them. Each has its own view of development, its plans and advantages. I think we need to thank more people who are behind them and develop our sport, who like arm wrestling. Zloty Tur is the fruit of many years of work, with which the guys have created a name, and now, I think, every serious arm wrestler sets a goal to become a champion there. I am very glad that I had the opportunity to be the champion of the Zloty Tur, and I do not doubt that I will once again fight here.
A few words about the pairs of Vendetta. Who do you think will win and why?
- To be honest, no less than in pairs of Vendetta, I'm interested in who will be the winner of the regular categories of the Zloty Tur.