Russian athlete Baysangur Soltykhanov deliberately moved to the Professional Armwrestling League. He is new to Zloty Tur, but this is not the first time in the professional arena. What will Baysangur present at the table in December? ()
Baysangur, tell us about yourself. When did you start armwrestling and why did you choose this sport?
- My father was engaged in armwrestling, I always watched him train and wanted to be like him. Since childhood, I liked to pull. I started training in 2013, when I was 16 years old.
What are your most significant victories and achievements at the moment?
- I am a multiple winner of the Russian championship and the winner of the 2018 world championship in the category of up to 80 kg. Perhaps these are the most significant achievements in sports at the moment.
Tell us about your training?
- When I first came to armwrestling, I trained under the guidance of my father. In 2013, at a local tournament, I met Apti Khasukhanov, he seemed to me a very competent and smart armwrestler, I asked him to show me a couple of exercises, and then a couple more... And it so happened that he pleanned my trainings all the time, when I was preparing for the championship of Russia. He prepared me for all competitions and since 2014 I have not lost a single fight on my right hand. I am his only student, and he achieved that his only student became the world champion among juniors, this suggests that he is a very competent coach.