David Dadikiyan, a talented and very promising new generation armwrestler, has already won prizes at European and world championships for several years. At the end of last year, he decided to switch to professionals, and he did it as successfully as possible. ()
David immediately selected in the Top 8 up to 95 kg, and this tournament is today the pinnacle of professional armwrestling. And in order to introduce armwrestling fans a little better with this athlete, we interviewed him a little.
David, how long have you started armwrestling?
- I was a doing a judo previously and occasionally pulled with friends at the table, but when I finished my career in judo, in 2015, I started training in armwrestling. In judo, I was the champion of Armenia and international competitions, practiced professionally, but I was injured and eventually left this sport.
It's good that you could find yourself in armwrestling. Do you have a coach?
- When I was doing judo, I participated in the Armenian armwrestling championship among men and took second place on the left and right hand. And then Arman Piroyan, who is my coach now, suggested that I train armwrestling with him.
So you actually got into the final of the championship of Armenia without necessary preparation?
- Well, I periodically fought with the guys and had an idea about this sport, but I didn’t practice armwrestling specifically.
This is a serious indicator! Tell a little about your training.
- In training, I almost do not do general exercises, only if there are no competitions and in easy mode. Mostly I work with iron, because with sparring partners we have a little trouble, we can not always get together. About once a month we gather and pull normally.
What are your favorite exercises and are there any records?
- I mainly work out the brachioradialis with dumbbell, do biceps with the barbell, and work on the table with the block.