On April 5, Kydyrgali Ongarbaev will hold his debut armfight. This is an athlete of unique abilities and moral qualities, this is how the sports club raised it. ()
Kydyrgali, tell us about yourself. How did you spend your childhood?
- I have been interested in sports since childhood. During school time, I participated in various competitions, such as football and basketball. When I was 10 years old, I saw arm wrestling for the first time. It was at the holiday Nauryz (Kazakh New Year), there were competitions. There was no armwrestling table, and people pulled on athletics goat. I liked this sport so much that after these holidays I just started to fight with classmates at school desks and won all my peers. When I was 12 years old, the first armwrestling section opened in Shardara. I signed up there one of the first and for 13 years I am in its ranks. What I would like to be in the future? A person who at least glorifies my country and the city in which I was born. This is Kazakhstan and this is Shardara.
Did you study well at school? What was your favorite subject?
- I had good grades. My favorite subjects were geography and history of Kazakhstan. I was interested in the traditions of other countries and the past of my people.
What did you learn by doing armwrestling?
- I do not know how in other clubs, but discipline reigns in our Shardara-Armsport. It means to be strong, to respect the elders, this is restraint, this is the ability to be a simple person, although you are a world champion, this is respect for women, this is a dislike for bad habits, this is love for the Motherland. I learned all this by doing armwrestling.