Dmitry Silaev is a newcomer to Top 8, but far from a newcomer to professional arm wrestling. Behind Dmitry’s shoulders there are professional armfights and more than one completed Zloty Tur. So this guy has enough experience, and he showed it at the Zloty Tur in December, where he calmly dealt with all his rivals and earned his right to participate in Top 8. ()
Dmitry, tell us how you spent time after the Zloty Tur - how much did you rest, recover?
- After the Zloty Tur, I simply took rest and was recovering, so to speak. I started training recently.
What phase of preparation are you currently in?
- I would say that now I am at the initial stage of preparation, my weight is about 150 kg. I think by June I will get in good shape.
How do you like Top 8 matchups? Who is your favorite and why?
- To speak about matchups, I’ll say that in the open will be very interesting Dave Chaffee – Levan Saginashvili and Evgeny Prudnik – Tim Bresnan matches. In the category of up to 95 kg, an interesting one is David Dadikyan - John Brzenk. I think that David will make John sweat, and maybe even with a crushing score.
You have to pull Dmitry Trubin. What do you think of him as an athlete and rival?
- As for Dmitry Trubin - he is a very professional athlete, very dangerous. He has a baggage of experience and foolishness, our fight with him will be interesting, I think. I won Dmitry once left-handed. At the time when I was fighting with him, he was beyond my reach. Now I think I can really fight this whole crazy eight.