Turkish arm wrestler Şaban Mazak, often known as the “Iron Wrist,” is making ready for European and World Championships spotlights, regardless of being born with bodily disabilities.
The 58-year-old, who repairs sneakers for a dwelling within the Kurşunlu district of Çankırı, began arm wrestling with the recommendation of his coach, Selahattin Kapakten, whom he met 20 years in the past.
Mazak has achieved many accolades in nationwide and worldwide championships and not too long ago received first place within the Para Arm Wrestling Türkiye Championships and nationwide staff picks held in Kocaeli in March.
His aim proper now’s to win a gold medal on the European Championship, which is deliberate for this yr, after which to take the primary podium on the World Championship.
After retiring, Mazak began a enterprise within the manufacture of leather-based merchandise with the assist of the Small and Medium Enterprises Help and Improvement Administration (KOSGEB), however continued arm wrestling on the suggestion of Kapakten.
“I received first place in each the best and left arm within the Turkish Championship, which was held a month in the past. Now we are going to go to Europe, I hope. I have no idea when it is going to be clear. After that, we are going to go to the world championship. I hope my aim is to grow to be the world champion,” Mazak instructed Anadolu Company (AA).
Mazak would not see himself as disabled and believes he can do something.
He works, has three kids, and trains at residence and at work.
“We pull the rope with my spouse, we tighten towels at residence. I come to the fitness center and work out. We will solely practice two days per week. I work each at work and practice. My day is full,” he mentioned.
Mazak needs to symbolize Türkiye in one of the best ways attainable with the Crescent-Star jersey.
“I might to advertise the title of Çankırı whereas representing Türkiye in essentially the most exemplary method. It’s my final goal to showcase our nationwide anthem to the world,” he shared.