Ensamheten(Solitude) a small village situated 10km from Storuman in Lapland, Sweden
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I started armwrestling when I was 11 years old in 1992.
2011 - Almaty, Kazakstan -70kg
2010 - Mesquite, USA -70kg
2009 - Rosolina Di Mare, Italy -65kg
2008 - Kelowna, Canada -60kg
2004 - Durban, South Africa -65kg
2003 - Ottawa, Canada -65kg
2002 - Springfield, USA -60kg
2000 - Rovaniemi; Finland -60kg
1999 - Tokyo, Japan -60kg
2011 - 2nd Overall
2010 - 3rd Overall
2009 - 4th Overall
What is your biggest accomplishment:
Becoming a mom the 19th of July 2011 to Dante and winning the World Championship title against Irina Makeeva the3rd of December 2011 in Kazakhstan.
What are your goals:
- To develop armwrestling into becoming a recognized sport in the Olympics. We have an armwrestling school in sweden and we started competitions like "the world challenge". www.worldchallenge.se
- Another goal of mine is to be the oldest armwreslter in the world to compete at a world championship (I believe that the oldest right now is a brazilian gentleman who is 83 years old. If I have the opportunity to reach 84 years of age and make the Swedish national team, I will definitely take that opportunity!
Do you have a mentor(s):
I have a whole team here is Storuman. We started armwrestling together in 1992.
What is your opinion on weight lifting?
Great compliment to armwrestling.
What is your opinion on practicing on an armwrestling table?
The most important armwrestling training. If you want to be good in tennis, your need to play tennis. If you want to be a good armwrestler, you have to armwrestle!
How many hours per week do you spend training?
5-12 times. Every workout is 40-90 minutes long.
What are some of your favorite training exercises?
Armwrestling and "ruzzian training" with the students in teh armwrestling school. (Climbing ropes and training inspired by wrestling. Also gymnastics with a focus on the upper body).
How important is resting?
Really important of course!
Have you had any injuries? If so, how did you rehabilitate the injury?
Yes I have. Elbows and Shoulders. Special rehabilitation with help form the sportsmedicin in Umea.
I can never stop training because if I do, I will not be able to rotate my arms due to my elbows. But that will not be a problem because I love to train!
Nutrition / Diet
How important is proper nutrition to you?
That's the fuel - It's important
What are your favorite foods?
Yes, Elk/Moose (My mother is a good hunter)
Do you take any supplements?
No, you don't need any if you eat good food.
How important are supplements in your training?
NO, YOU DON'T NEED. I'm married to the biathlon athlete Björn Ferry (Olympic Champion) we don't take anything.
What tips would you give a new athlete wanting to start armwrestling?
Contact the armwrestling federation in your country and find the nearest armwrester or armwrestling club.
Any last comments?
On March 8th you will be able to watch SkellefteåKraft World Challenge live at www.worldchallenge.se.
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