At the last European Championships, the national team of Turkey made a real sensation. Prize places in all categories, first places in team competitions and, of course, virtuosic choral performance of the national anthem, made the Turkish team, probably the most memorable team of the championship. About how the Turkish athletes and the armwrestling federation managed to achieve such high results, we talked with the legend of arm wrestling Engin Terzi. ()
Engin, at the Europeans Turkish youth team was amazing. How did you achieve such results?
Turkish youth team was really amazing. It’s because of the federation support of the youth armwrestling in Turkey.
Are you satisfied with the EuroArm results?
We are satisfied with the results but there is always better results to be targeted.
Tell us about the performance of the senior team? Who met your expectations and who did not?
Senior team was successful but many were missing because it was month of Ramadan and it was hard to train well while fasting 17 hours a day. Said Erkam Biyikoglu a student of mine did very well by winning golds both in youth and senior categories.
We didn't see some potentional champions - Arif Ertem, Oguzhan Kocak, Hamza Ziypak.