He played football, hates cooking and has a great sense of humor. This is all about Levan Saginashvili. How does a Georgian giant live apart from arm wrestling? ()
Despite his invincible power, Levan Saginashvili came to arm wrestling quite late, at the age of 20. Then he had already had a football career.
Levan, when did you first see armwrestlers?
- The first time I saw an arm wrestling table in a fitness club, where I came just to train. There was my future coach, Lado Khutsishvili, it was just his gym. When he saw me, he called me to the table and spoke to me for a long time that my hand is very suitable for armwrestling. Then I weighed about 80 kg, I was 19 years old. And I started studying somewhere in a year, at 20.
How did you go to school?
- I did not like to go to school. But I had a favorite subject - geography. And unloved was the Russian language. I knew Russian well from childhood, it happened. I learned it from movies, from cartoons, probably. But the teacher thought to the end that of my studies that I did not know a word, I just kept silent in class, just sat strictly.
What do you work?
- Athlete (laughs - auth.). I do this professionally and it turns out well. In fact, it is hard, a lot of things have to be done. But it was not always, only the last few years. And before that I changed a lot of employers.
And what did you want to be in childhood?
- Footballer. We had a team, I played well, in defense. But I had to stop because of physical problems.