photo: Disabled World Cup - Poland
Anna Mazurenko, an organizer of Disabled World Cup - Poland has interviewed Sergey Viatkin, a multiple European and World champion in PID 65 kg, a captain of the Russian Para-armwrestling Team, a trainer for the Perm Armwrestling Team (the region of Russia), one of the most, if not the most active and the best region in para-armwrestling in Russia.
Sergey, you are always cheerful and smiling. Always with a full bag of medals. How to make a team of champions like yours?
- Well, my smile always helps me to go to victory. When I go to the table, I always smile, greet the opponent. I respect my rivals, I have no aggression.
When fighting, I automatically smile... I do not know why. It's probably my personal...
And when I feel like I'm winning, then I smile even more. I never have aggression and, regardless of whether I win or lose, I always smile.
We have a very friendly team, we always win medals. As they say, one performs the way one prepares.
When we go to world-class competitions, I always tell the guys that we need to justify the money invested in us. It is necessary to win one of the first three places, and not just to have a vacation. This is my task as a coach.