” After you won, I spoke to many people who were very excited that you managed to beat the undefeated Cyplenkov. They spoke of you with enthusiasm and wished you to beat him again. Do you think this may be a symptom of the world getting tired of obvious favorites and constant domination of the contestant from the former USSR countries? Is it USA’s time now?
I think people like to root for the underdog. Denis had been put on a pedestal by everyone. Most people thought the man could not be beat. As I stated in our first interview I had a different opinion on the situation.
It’s your first time in Europe and bang! You make a great entrance and a lot of noise. Same with Tim Bresnan. You pulled an upset, and yet you were both very composed and peaceful, at least on the outside. What did you feel like inside? How great were your emotions?
I may have been calm on the outside but very different emotions on the inside. I was excited! I had just beat the number one armwrestler in the world! It’s that moment when you realize all your hard work has paid off! After I won, Everybody in the place congratulated me and wanted to get pictures taken with me. It was pretty crazy! Great feeling!
TOP 16 is coming soon. Beating Cyplenkov is a great taste of the things to come. What do you think the Americans are going to do there?
I think the Americans that are involved in the TOP 16 will do great.
Iza Małkowska ”