David LORIASHVILI:

"Being named a world champion is a great honor for me"

World champion 2015 in weight category under 100 kg among men
1. Please recall and describe the emotions you felt when you became a world SAMBO champion in 2015.

"It was a huge honor for me to go up on the podium, to see the flag raised and hear my country's national anthem being played in my honor."

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

"I'll never forget the look of joy in my coach's eyes, and how he shouted: 'YOU'RE A CHAMPION!'"

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?

"Being named a world champion is a great honor for me."
I'm ready to compete at the World Championships in Bulgaria
4. Where do you keep your gold medal? How important is it for you?

"This is my most important medal, and I keep it safely at home."

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

"I'm training at my peak for the tournament, and I'm ready to compete at the World Championships in Bulgaria."

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

"I know that my opponents will also be well prepared, and I'll be fighting again this year to the best of my abilities."

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

"I'd like to thank my fans for always supporting me. It gives me a lot of strength."
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