It seemed that Kydyrgali miraculously managed to jump into the last car of the departing train, hitting the Top-8. But his fight with Alex Kurdecha could be called the most exciting one. ()
Kydyrgali has been in armwrestling for about 15 years. He is experienced and technical. As rivals he has athletes who weigh much more than him, but the performance of Ongarbaev once again proved that it is not only a matter of volume, but of skill. How did he manage to defeat the giant Kurdecha?
Kydyrgali, what do you remember Malaysia?
- The people of Malaysia met us very well, and we were introduced to the wonderful places of Kuching, the city where the tournament was held. Thanks to the organizers of the tournament for this opportunity!
Has the first round that you lost shattered your self-confidence?
- In the first round ... I have not met Alex before, so it would be nice to know what to do at that moment. It would increase my confidence.
How did you manage to keep such a huge mass of an opponent on a dead wrist? Or was this your idea?
- My opponent was taller and heavier than me. I realized that I can defeat him only with strength. Alex had his own trick, but I realized that if I stopped him, I could win.