"I'll never forget the joy I saw in my wife's eyes"

World champion 2015 in weight category under 57 kg among men
1. Please recall and describe the emotions you felt when you became a world SAMBO champion in 2015.

"I was so happy, because I became a three-time world SAMBO champion!"

2. How did they congratulate you? What do you remember most?

"I'll never forget the joy I saw in my wife's eyes. I dedicated this victory to her!"

3. How has your life changed in the year since the last world championships? Does the status of the world SAMBO champion help you in sports and in everyday life?

"I became a father, and words can't describe my happiness."
I became a father, and words can't describe my happiness
4. Where do you keep your gold medal? How important is it for you?

"I keep the medal at home together with all the others. It means a lot to me, because this is my third world championship gold."

5. Will you participate in the 2016 World SAMBO Championships in Bulgaria? If yes, how is your training going?

"Of course I will! I'm training at my peak, and I'm ready for the tournament."

6. What qualities do you need to become a world SAMBO champion?

"Willpower and determination."

7. What would you like to say to your fans? And to your opponents?

"I'd like to thank my fans for giving me strength. And good luck to all my opponents!"
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