Tim Bresnan is a unique participant in the Top-8 tournament. He is the only armwrestling representative from the United States. As well as the oldest athlete, this year he is 54 years old. According to the rules of WAF, he can pull in grandmasters’ class, so why is he worthy to participate in this grand tournament? ()
We will understand under what conditions he can get to the final or, on the contrary, lose the tournament.
Yes, Tim lost the last 2 Vendettas, but his defeats were not so simple. In the last meeting, against Rustam Babaiev, he lost only because of weaker technical training, his hand was never pinned. But the list of defeated rivals in armfights is very impressive: Krasimir Kostadinov, Dmitry Silaev, Alexey Voevoda, Evgeniy Prudnik, not to mention the fact that he successfully pulls with all American elite.
Traditionally, we analyze the most successful draw outcome for Tim and vice versa.
In the first round, it seems obvious that Rustam or Gennadiy should be Tim’s rival, especially since Tim had an unfinished conversation with them: “Of course Genadi or Babaiev would be better for redemption. I think they got me at time I was not at full strength and I did anything I wanted except I didn't have the power to finish matches. Although neither they have the strength to do anything with me".
It will be optimal if in the first round Tim wins one of them, let's say Rustam, and gets to Gennady, who will stand out among the champions in the first round.