Irina greatly coped with a weight class changing and got two medals at the Europeans. Was in easy? ()
Tell us about yourself. How did you come to arm-wrestling and why did you choose this sport?
– In armsport I came in 2003, at the age of 14. In the courtyard, we often had armwrestling competitions and I pulled with boys who, in the end, I won. Then in the sports complex, which was not far from us, an arm-sport section was opened, and I decided to try my hand at it.
This year, you took a gold double. How long did you go for this?
– I won several times championships of Russia, in 2006 I won the European Championship among juniors, and in 2007 – the World Championship in senior class. Due to lack of funding, I missed many competitions.
In 2010 I got married and now I have two children.
After a five-year break, I returned to the sport team, only I am already in favor of the Georgian team, to which I am grateful for the fact that they accepted me and strongly support me.
In 2015, I lost at the World Championship, after which I began to train hard, and a year later the medals of Europeans and Worlds were mine. I had to change the category - moved to 65 kg, because I threw off 10 kg for 60 kg.