Latvian fighter Normunds Tomsons shared his story of performances at the Riga Open tournament and reflections on the URPA rating. ()
Normunds Tomsons is an experienced Latvian armwrestler, a participant in many international tournaments. How does he evaluate his performance at Riga Open? What does think about the need for a rating in armwrestling?
Normunds, which time did you participate in Riga Open? Are you satisfied with your results?
- At the Riga Open tournament I didn’t fight too often, because I need to let others win too! And this year I was only motivated by the URPA and my dream to meet with fellow countryman Sandris Sedis - the athlete who won the Zloty Tur in the category of 105 kg - but he did not come. The results of the last years of participation were similar, basically I took the first places. I am a little dissatisfied with my left hand, because after the operation it can not work for a long time under extreme loads.
Was it hard to pull?
- Although there are some microtraumas in my right hand, I won the tournament (my category and open class) easily.