On January 10, the list of eight strongest armwrestlers of the world, who will take part in the “TOP 8” tournament was announced. Many expected to see in the list of participants the world champion, Siberian, Vitaly Laletin. Not finding the name of their idol, fans began to ask questions in social networks. We called Igor Mazurenko in order to clarify the situation with Vitaly Laletin. ()
Igor, in January we talked about the fact that Vitaly Laletin has every chance of getting into the TOP 8. The list of participants was announced and Vitaly is not named in it. Tell me, please, what happened?
" I perfectly understand the emotions of Vitaly’s fans, moreover, I share them to some extent. But despite the fact that PAL selects the participants of the “TOP 8” first season at its discretion, we were guided by a certain logic that would be understandable to all armwrestling fans and would be fair to athletes. Plus, there were external factors that limited our capabilities. Our main goal is to organize the event of the highest level so that it gives maximum of emotions and pleasure to armwrestling fans.
Vitaly Laletin, no doubt, is one of the eight best athletes in the world on the left hand. His right hand was injured and he has yet to test it in battle. As you know, the first season of the “TOP 8” will be held on the right hand in the overall category.
Therefore, we, from the very beginning, considered Vitaly as a reserve candidate.