A story of para-armwrestler Karim Shekhsaidov inspires and motivates! ()
My name is Karim Shekhsaidov, I'm 27 years old. After an incorrect injection in childhood, at the age of 6 months, I became disabled.
I began to arm wrestle in 2014, when I moved to the capital of Dagestan. On the Internet, I found the address of the gym, made few phone calls and contacted the senior coach directly).
The reason I like the sports in general from the very childhood is probably that Dagestan is a factory of athletes for different disciplines. Everyone in our republic must be able to stand up for himself and his family). From the very childhood I trained with healthy guys, my friends did not let me feel disabled and it helps me very much today. I always had very strong hands and that's why I wanted to try my hand with the same ones as me).
With the advent of armwrestling, much has changed in my life, a lot of new friends have appeared. Thanks to my experience, all that I had to go through, I can now motivate people and promote this sport in my homeland. This is already bearing fruit - I organize tournaments among students, amateurs and among professional athletes.
My favorite pulling style is a “hook”, because in the hook only the power of my hands is revealed best.
Unfortunately, my workouts do not go the way I would like them to go, because I’m engaged in State youth activities and manage the basketball club on wheelchairs. Armwrestling, unfortunately, does not “feed” us yet, so I have to give away the larger part of my time to something else. I am trained by Hasan Alibekov, an outstanding coach who trained dozens of world champions and was twice recognized as the best coach of the world.
During my armwrestling career there were different matches. Especially hard for me was the World Cup Finals 2017 in Rumia, Poland.