We continue to tell you about the athletes going to participate in the "Zloty Tur" Professional World Cup 2018. And today it is a strong and womanly Luba Kharchenko from Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Luba works as a personal trainer in fitness, bodybuilding and arm wrestling, and recently she defended her diploma with honors for an EMERCOM (emergency responders) employee. ()
Luba, surely you used to be an ordinary girl, with bows and braids. When and why did sport come into your life?
I do not remember when I was ordinary ... I've been in sports for more than six years. Previously, it was powerlifting, but only for myself, not for victories. Though ... there was a victory, at the championship of the Southern Federal District I became the absolute champion in the deadlift.
You just woke up one day and decided: "I should go and drag the pieces of iron" or was there another reason?
In the ninth class I was going to seriously lose weight. I read sports literature about exercises and diet. I started to train at home myself, without any machines. Then I began to go to the gym and got a desire to lift all the big weights .. So I reached my own record - 175 kilograms in deadlift at the own weight of 68 kg.
And how did you get into arm-wrestling?
To arm wrestling I got by accident: I just decided to take part in local competitions in my town, took third place, but my future coach Ivan Dobrozesov noticed me there. He approached me and invited me to go to the arm wrestling school in Rostov. At first I hesitated - I was building a career in powerlifting. But our Sanych (as we call a coach) is able to persuade (laughs). Now I do not regret that I came to this sport and immediately got to such an expert.