"Zloty Tur” Professional Armwrestling World Cup is a tournament where the stars are lit. Athletes and spectators are eagerly awaiting its discoveries and sensations. So, in 2017, the Kazakhstan armwrestler, Kydyrgali Ongarbaev, pulling in the 95 kg weight class, forced the audience to hold their breath. ()
Kydyrgali Ongarbaev took first place in his weight category on the right hand, and then brightly performed in the open weight category taking third place and leaving behind such eminent stars as Dmitry Silaev, Vitaly Laletin, Krasimir Kostadinov. The Kazakh athlete lost only to Levan Saginashvili. Today we asked the champion a few questions to learn more about him.
When did you start arm wrestling?
I have been engaged in arm-wrestling since I was 10 years old.
How did you get into this sport? What attracted you?
The history of armwrestling in Shardara begins in 2000, and I got into this sport after seeing how the older guys are training. In addition, I lived next door to Arman Karsibaev, the chief coach of the club.
What has changed in your life since the advent of armwrestling?
I have a healthy lifestyle, I have found many friends around the world. People in the street recognize me and most importantly - I'm one of the best in the world.