Rustam Kamtschiev: It's worth training for moments like this! The victory gave me the first place in the URPA ranking for the right arm in under 105 kg. For me it's a solid proof of a stable condition. ()
28th Senec Hand. Here's a link to the tournament's results. I'm coming back to the event one more time to introduce to you one of the competitors. I also want to thank Marian Czapla, the organizer of Senec Hand, once again.28th Senec Hand. Here's a link to the tournament's results. I'm coming back to the event one more time to introduce to you one of the competitors. I also want to thank Marian Czapla, the organizer of Senec Hand, once again.
Kamtschiev Rustam. Internationally recognized Sports Master. European Champion 2005 WAF. World Vice-Champion 2019 IFA. The vice-president of Russian Armwrestling Federation IFA. Certified IFA referee. An orthopedist.
IFA World Cup „Senec Hand” is one of the strongest and most prestigious in the world nowadays. In the last 28 years of the Cup its champions have included sportsmen like: John Brzenk, Rustam Babaev, Krasimir Kostadinov, Cvetan Gashevsky, Dmitrij Trubin, Jan Germanus... I could go on forever.
That's why last year I tried my luck in Senec and it was really prestigious for me. I managed to get three golds (two for Masters and one for Seniors). This year it was very important for me to prove, to myself above anyone else, that last year's success was not an accident.
I managed to change my fat and muscle proportions significantly this year which allowed me to start in 95 kg. This strategy paid off and allowed me to win gold in Masters with both my left and right arm. I remember Jedzy Kwiatkowski (Poland) particularly. In the duel with him, with my left hand, I really had to give it my all.
In seniors right arm I registered in both under 95 kg and under 105 kg. Considering the two categories fight simultaneously, the referees called my appeal “absolute madness” but they agreed.
Honestly, I wanted to check my right arm in really extreme conditions where there might not have been any breaks between duels and my rivals fight twice as little as myself. In under 95 kg I got to the finals with only one loss (to the multiple winner Radoslaw Dobrovic, Slovakia). And in the heavier category I managed to get to the finals with no losses.
And here's the finals! The atmosphere was filled to the brim with tension.
The organizers used the lighting, music and Anders Axklo's (IFA's president) voice perfectly. The spectators were aboil and entertained.
In under 95 kg I lost the finals with the Slovak easily which allowed me to focus on the final in under 105 kg against the Fin of Iranian descent, Momo Abdolvand.
The Iranian had really strong fingers. And my confidence was a cruel joke to me. At first I allowed the rival to take over but there was a fault on my side. I only had a few seconds to look for a winning tactic. That's where my 25 years of experience became useful. I changed the vector of the attack which was surprising for my opponent. The grip broke. Straps. I confidently stop the opponent's offensive start and press his wrist against the pillow in the next move. Victory!
Emotionally this ending became one of the most memorable in my career. It's worth training for moments like this! Additionally, the victory gave me the first place in the URPA ranking for the right arm in under 105 kg. For me it's a solid proof of a stable condition!
After the tournament an afterparty was held, as per tradition, and the former rivals were already best friends and communicated in good spirits. It was nice to see old friends and meet new ones. After all, armwrestlers are all a big family. I want to say that I'm really grateful to the organizers of the Cup, especially Marian Capla. They put in some great work in these hard times and gave sportsmen the opportunity to try themselves out and keep training!
PeSzy: Thank you for the interview, I'm sure you will get to hear more about Rustan on armpower.net
Rustam Kamtschiev: Thank you, greetings for everyone!
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