In the first stage of the Top 8, Rustam Babaiev was the lightest participant. Everyone understood that he needed to give even more than the maximum to beat Evgeny Prudnik, who not only gained weight and strength, but even seemed not to notice the flight. ()
Rustam Babaiev looks great in the weight category of 95 kg, where he can demonstrate his power as much as possible. So that Rustam could successfully pull among the super heavyweights, he, of course, must gain weight. But it is not easy because of the anthropometric data of the athlete.
But was there any one specific reason that prevented Babaiev from qualitatively answering the challenge and overcoming Prudnik?
Rustam, what do you remember from Malaysia?
- I remember a warm welcome, pleasant atmosphere, excellent organization of the event, everything was great. Not without nuances, of course, but they all overlapped with positive moments. I really liked Asia, Asian athletes. I met many positive characters.
Tell about your condition in front of the armfight. How hard was your flight and adaptation? Do you think the problem was in the difficult process of adaptation?
- Adaptation this time was not as easy as ever for me. I think it was connected not only with the climate, but also with food, the food in Malaysia is quite specific. Most likely, I lost both muscle weight and water because of this. And the flight was difficult, we waited a long time for a transition, and as a result we flew almost 30 hours. I will try next time to consider all.