Alex Kurdecha remains in Top 8 as a reserve armwrestler, but is not going to be bored. How does he assess his fight with Krasimir Kostadinov? What are his plans? ()
Alex, there was almost no difference between you and Krasimir in this fight. What do you think was not enough for you?
- According to the sensations right after the fight, I will say this: in the first round I started feeling that I could catch Krasimir. He may be a very strong hooker, but I can catch him, hold him, open his wrist after the attack. I can pin him, though not with my strongest movement. But at the same time, the straps played a big role. In this match, unlike my previous ones, the strap on a relaxed hand was tied so much that it affected the grip and my toproll movement. I am not against this, but I think that refereeing should be equal. Of course, the strap should not allow slipping again, but it should not limit movements. I think the fight was interesting. Krasimir attacked even with a dead wrist. For a second, we saw even our “favorite” king’s move. There were fouls, there were emotions, a tough fight. I am pleased with the struggle, but there are nuances about my endurance.
What do you think, how long will it take you to recover from such a fight?
- As always. This fight is very comparable to a fight with Rustam. Only here I got a little more blown up and there was a nuance: the strap squeezed my hand. In the duel with Kydyrgali I was tired even more. Yes, I still need to work on endurance. So two months - and I can continue to fight.
You saw the draw. What do you think, which of the participants clutched their head during the draw most?
- I’ll say right away: in the first pair Levan did not hit Dave, but Dave hit Levan.