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Croatian teen becomes world armwrestling champion again

Meet the Croatian who became the world junior armwrestling champion

Rino Mašić (Private album/supplied)

18-year-old Croatian Rino Mašić has won two gold medals at the World Armwrestling Championship in Turkey. 

Rino, who is from the town of Gospić in Lika, won two gold medals in the Junior class +80kg on the weekend, winning both the right handed and left handed titles.   

Rino now has won 11 medals from international competitions and numerous Croatian titles. 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Croatian first got into arm armwrestling when he was just 13 years old and started to take it serious when he turned 14.

“I just do strength training, nothing else, although you can do ‘recovery’ training if your arms are in a lot of pain after a day of strength training, but besides that, I just do strength training,” Rino told us earlier.

(Meet the Croatian who became the world junior armwrestling champion

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The multiple-champion, who says he tries to eat foods with a lot of protein, has a message for people wanting to get into the sport. 

“My message to any new armwrestlers coming to the sport or people who are interested in trying it out is just don’t give up and have patience, it takes a long time to find what suits you best when it comes to training, or the style that you are going to use when armwrestling on the table, take your time and be smart, don’t hurt yourself when starting of, watch some videos on how to set yourself up on the table and how to avoid the “arm break” positions.”

 
 
 
 
 
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Rino’s goals are simple – he plans to keep working hard and to become the best armwrestler in the world.

You can check out videos of Rino in action on his YouTube channel here.

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