We continue the analysis of potential pairs of champions and contenders participating in the Top-8, and consider the likely result of the draw, which will put Genady Kvikvinia and Evgeniy Prudnik in the pair at the first stage. ()
In this pair, Evgeniy will be represented as the contender, and Genady as the champion. Why is this pair potentially interesting?
The fact is that these two athletes met once and only at a friendly sparring in Kyiv, where Genady Kvikvinia came to the open training session of Evgeniy Prudnik back in 2014. Both armwrestlers were then approximately at the same level, but this level was unequivocally lower than now each of them.
According to Evgeniy in a recent interview on ArmBetsTV, Genady is a strong and multifaceted rival. Prudnik noted that Kvikvinia had not only one strength, but a whole range of qualities, including a quick start, various techniques and excellent endurance. Also, Evgeniy said that he always tries to find a suitable “key” to each individual opponent, and we can say the same about Gennady. Therefore, an armfight can show us an interesting tactical fight, where each of the athletes will try to think through moves in advance.
Let us review in details the technique of each athlete.
Evgeniy Prudnik's crown movement is a hook, but there is also a very strong toproll in his arsenal. Evgeniy uses toproll during the to win qualifying fights at the start for not got tired before the final. For equal in strength and experience of athletes, with whom Evgeniy meets in finals, he pulls his ace from the sleeve - a hook movement, designed for a long struggle for endurance.