Alexandra Ozerova: I really like winter sports... But don't worry! We'll talk about armwrestling too! PeSzy: I met Alexandra a long time ago, at the European Championships. I remember her duels really well, then we had a short interview. Now... we meet again. Tell me about yourself... ()
My name is Alexandra Ozerova, I'm 29. I've been in armwrestling for 14 years...
Champion and medalist of the Russian Championships; silver medalist of European and World Competitions.
Travel to the USA:
In 2018 I moved to the U.S. In America I was invited to Arnold Classic where I met my now-husband and I decided to finally settle down after a while. I often participate in competitions – in national, international and commercial events, I invite others to armfights. It's very interesting to travel the country and meet legendary wrestlers, try your luck with them and receive advice.
I've gained many titles in various armwrestling federations for the past 3 years – WAL, NAL, PAF and others. My last champion title was the IFA World Championships 2021 in Orlando. I won two champion titles. I prepared really hard and it paid off! I brought two golds back home for team USA.
Twenty three countries took part in the championships, exciting and interesting duels. I was happy that IFA, as a new federation, in just 2 years managed to organize world championships with so many sports people from different countries in the difficult reality of the pandemic.
PeSzy: How is European armwrestling different from American armwrestling?
There are many armwrestling federations in the USA; there's even sitting armwrestling, the referees are different from the European and it was very noticeable at first – I kept losing. Now I'm used to it and I fight according to local rules. In the U.S. they don't pay too much attention to organizing competitions.