He will be at first time at this great armwrestling event, but he could destroy plans of others to have medals. What does Scot Mendelson prepare to Zloty Tur? ()
The participation in ZT requires travelling through the ocean. So Scot, tell, please, when you decided to participate in the Zloty Tur and why?
– True, traveling to Poland is too far from the USA, it more than 15 hours of flight and stops. Of course, it makes the athlete tired, and then jet lag condition, but my coach Vazgen Soghoyan and I will arrive 4 days before the tournament schedule to adjust the time zone and climate change. I’ve been traveling to Russia, Ukraine some years ago, so I’m familiar with this part of the continent. My roots go deep to Odessa, Ukraine. The purpose of my participation in ZT is to meet all those great armwrestlers, have an opportunity to compete and why not to have wins. I’m not saying I’m going to smash everyone, but I’m going to use all my best sides that I could manage in this short period of time of my armwrestling career and give them a hell of a fight. ZT is famous as the best International tournament of year and it’s a World Cup, also my great relationship with Igor Mazurenko and PAL makes me proud to compete there.
I’m very excited to travel across the world. I feel like me again.
Are you already in the process of preparation? How is your training going? Do you do specialized exercises, sparring with other pullers?
– I’ve been working continuously all these months, recently won USA National Championship and a tournament at Anaheim Fit Expo in California, yes, there’s still lots sweat and blood to put in my new passion (armwrestling), I’m on my way, I’ll keep working. I do special armwrestling training, have a practice twice a week! It makes me feel super strong.