When I read the story of Zloty Tur, I almost from the very beginning met the name “Babayev”. ()
For all this time, - little more then 20 years - Rustam has become an integral part of arm wrestling. How did it all begin for him?
Rustam, how and when did you meet armwrestling?
- Back in 1998, I was a 15-year-old boy; we celebrated the birthday of a friend with a friend at a club. In the same place, someone organized an armwrestling championship. I won all, and I was not the largest. Then I was introduced to the sportsmen who were engaged in this particular sport. Then it all started.
How did you imagine your career at the very beginning of your journey, did you see yourself at the top of armwrestling?
- I was getting started. I liked this moment and all the time there was a great excitement to beat the strongest. But to say that I imagined myself at the top of Olympus, no. I liked the process itself. And when I still saw the results of my work, I started to believe in myself even more. So, step by step, I got to the "stars".
What did you do during the forced rest from the competition? What prompted your comeback?
- Honestly, I was a little tired of this all and thought that I had to finish everything. For two and a half years I didn’t do armwrestling at all, but I continued to train my students. I was sure that that’s it, a sports career is over. But by chance and with the help of my good friends who pulled me back and insisted on returning, I still returned. In general, this is not regret.