On October 30, 2021, a duel will be held in Kiev, which promises to be very interesting. Alex Kurdecha (Poland) vs Tobias Sporrong (Sweden). Get to know the competitor from Sweden closer, I invite you! ()
A few words about me:
My name is Tobias Sporrong, i’m 24 years old and i’m from Sweden. I live in a city called Gävle, 2 hours north of Stockholm. My height is 193cm and my weight is 132kg at the moment.
I started armwrestling 2011 when i was 14 years old when me and some friends got the opportunity to try the sport. we thought it was fun and continued to practice armwrestling regularly. I got better in a fairly short time and tried a few smaller competitions. I managed to win several of them as a beginner, but still did not really see the point of armwrestling nor any future in the sport. I think it was largely the young age that was the reason.
Therefore i quit armwrestling in 2013, and started with only gym training, and continued to do so until 2016, when i found interest and motivation for armwrestling again.
The reason for that was because of my current coach, Anders T Bergström, who runs the gym that i started working out at. He saw potential in me and started to help me with the armwrestling training, and it was at that time my development took off.
Anders has participated in the olympic games in weightlifting, and is also a weighlifting coach at his gym. I therefore also started to train weightlifting as a complement for armwrestling, for general strength but also to become explosive and improve my coordination.