He really wanted to take a brake from strongman/ powerlifting competitions and spend more time with his family and get into the Russian weightlifting team.
And he also brings up the issue of not being selected by Rigert for the Russian team and his plans for the future.
Weightlifters do not like me because my team did not have any friends.
If I’m with someone on the team went somewhere to eat or a movie, to see, I do not call it a friendship – it’s just a way to get on the team. We were never friends, we are just colleagues.
I do not want to plan ahead in terms of weightlifting. There is a proverb: “Do you want to make God laugh – tell Him about your plans.” In lifting I have also not going smoothly, although it is not my profile sport. I just do not want to say what people want to hear. I have always said and will say what I think. To be honest, already thinking of the end of sports career, but I can not find the strength to quit. Sometimes very tired from all this, but until I find out on the streets as people see me as a son of the Russian Land, which motivates them to start playing sports, I will continue.