Legendary Engin Angry Turk Terzi in a week will meet at the table with Lithuanian Mindaugas The Bender Tarasaitis at the table. Their confrontation is breathtaking and it keeps in suspens all fans of armwrestling. What can Engin offer to Mindaugas at the table to win? ()
Engin why did you decide to pull with Mindaugas?
– I decided to pull Mindaugas because I felt I could beat him but lost because of some unlucky situations. One of these was me to be 65 kg only some weeks before the Zloty Tur and I believe I did not recover enough for Mindaugas. Another reason was I spent a sleepless night day before him. And the last thing was I met Mindaugas on first round and went to B side with 2 fouls while I was in better position. I went to B side and had to pull a lot of matches before reaching the final. Because of my age and injuries, it also was a disadvantage.
I was so close on winning anyways and if I am right about any of these thoughts then I have chance to win against him.
How did you not lose your shape after Zloty Tur? What about your weight?
– After deciding to pull Mindaugas again I had to continue training and that is how I kept the shape. When I was young and healthy I was ready to pull any day of the year but now because of injuries and slow metabolism it’s hard to be in shape all the time. Especially losing weight is a big problem as I quickly become fat.
I train as I always train. Also some specific trainings at the table especially against Mindaugas. I know what I need to do to beat him but will I be strong enough? That is the question.
My weight is problem, I have 4,5 kilos to lose as of now that is 12 days to the event.
What’s at stake? Title? Rating points? Or you just want to know who’s strongest?
– Beating Mindaugas is nothing about title or point, neither checking who is the best.