In a few days, on February 9, the first URPA-certified event will take place in Istanbul, and its results will be included in the Unified Rating of Professional Armwrestling. ()
This event will be a rating armfight between Engin Terzi (Turkey) and Mindaugas Tarasaitis (Lithuania).
On the one hand, they are completely different athletes, but they have a common feature - the main weapon is their mind. The fight will take place in 5 rounds both hands, so there will be no draw, and this armfight will give the final answer to the question of who is stronger.
These athletes have repeatedly met at the table, and the total score of their meetings is 2:2. In fact, they already know each other well, but this fact is good for both of them, because both can perfectly analyze rivals and pick up the keys for them to win.
Engin Terzi is undoubtedly a legend of our sport, a multiple world champion who has been in sports for more than a quarter of a century! To this day he is at the top. His endless experience will certainly be one of advantages. Engin knows armwrestling well and everything connected with him allows him to prepare for fights as efficiently as possible, so he taught us all to the fact that if he goes to the table, then this is no test of strength, he goes only for victory. Besides experience, a great time in sports has a downside - these are injuries and Engin mentioned about it not once. And this fact can be one of the obstacles on his way to victory. Another no less important problem may be weight loss, Engin fit in a limit of up to 70 kg and even up to 65 kg at the Worlds-2018, but we know that it is not easy for him. Weight loss before this fight can also affect its shape and condition during the fight.
Mindaugas Tarasaitis is a sportsman of another generation. Despite the fact that he is much younger than his rival, we cannot say that his sports IQ is lower. The fight of Mindaugas is always very technical and thought out. If he fails, he immediately tries to change the style, he thinks and decides right during the fight. His main trump card, perhaps, will be his endurance, thanks to which he defeated Engin in their last fight in the Zloty Tur.