July 13, 2017
International IKO Matshushima kyokushinkaikan karate championship among youth and juniors was held in Tbilisi (Georgia) on June 24th, 2017. The competition hosted about 250 sportsmen from 6 countries: Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Iran and Ukraine. Ukrainian team consisted of our Federation sportsmen and trainers from 4 regions:
Volyn region: Dovgai David and his trainer – chairman of the board, branch chief, Shihan Dmytro Volynets (5th dan);
Dnipropetrovsk region: Asatrian Yegish, Kravets Roman and their trainer Sempai Goncharenko Yaroslav (2nd dan);
Zakarpattia region: Boklah Victor and his trainer Sempai Mat’kovski Sergiy (1st dan);
Kyiv region: Rubal’skiy Vladislav, trainer Sensei Gavrylyuk Andriy (3rd dan).
Results of our sportsmen:
Asatrian Yegish (category 14-15 years old, below 50 kg) – unfortunately, he lost in an even fight to Iranian fighter because of weight!
Boklah Victor (14-15 y.o., below 50 kg) – he lost in an even fight to Georgian fighter by a judges’ decision, and his opponent became the champion.
Kravets Roman (10-11 y.o., below 35 kg) – won 1st place.
Rubal’skiy Vladislav (16-17 y.o.) – 1st place.
Dovgai David (16-17 y.o., below 65 kg) – 1st place.
Although not all the sportsmen from our team managed to gain prize-winning place, the overall skill level is high.
Our greeting to the winners!