Despite Lithuanian athlete Klaidas Marčiukaitis is involved in armwrestling not for long time, he shows good results at amateur and professional table both. His name is among those who’ll come to Senec. What is his advice for all who has doubts? ()
Klaidas, how long are you in armwrestling?
– It’s around three and a half years now. Actually, I’ve been in love with the sports overall my whole life. I remember watching movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme or Stallone etc., and the way they looked just screamed strength. Basically, I wanted to be strong, fast, skillful. And I chased that, I was doing Judo at early age, later on started to playing water polo and played it for nearly ten years. Iron training in between as well. Football, basketball, anything.
Once I’ve actually tried armwrestling on a proper table I understood that’s what I’m chasing. The feeling was so unique and so familiar at the same time, I knew it. And so it began.
What does it give you (except hurting arms)?
– Sore arms indeed! Apart from that quite few friendships that I believe will last a lifetime. Many great memories indeed. It just made me stronger, not only physically.
What do you think is your most important achievement in armwrestling?
– It must be first national title, just because it’s first, it’s quite symbolic. But the most important is in the future, I have no doubt.
In a movie with Mindaugas after Zloty Tur you told the injury interrupted you to pull well. Do you think you are recovered to continue pulling?
– Lefty was giving me hard time since day one. Right hand. First serious one happened during WAL euro qualifiers. It was a match against Tom Holland. Both of us went really deep in the hook, too deep.