MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In Kaliningrad, at the Yantarny Sports Palace, under the auspices of the Kyokushinkai Association of Russia, an open international competition in Kyokushinkai Junior Baltic Cup-2021 was held. This year the tournament is included not only in the international calendar of competitions IKO (International Karate Organization IKO Kyokushinkaikan), but also in the unified calendar plan of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation.
In the first half of the day, the youngest athletes of 6-11 years old competed (categories 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 years old), and in the afternoon – younger boys and girls, juniors and juniors – 12-17 years old. The tournament was attended by about 600 athletes from more than forty regions of Russia, as well as from Belarus, Mongolia, Moldova, Serbia, Spain, Germany, France, Lebanon and Poland.
The competition was attended by representatives of several federations developing kyokushinkai in our country and abroad, including the Kyokushinkai Federation of Russia, which is part of the International Karate Federation (IFK). Representatives of IFK, athletes of the Kyokushin karate section of the military-patriotic club “Varyag” of the Kaliningrad United Sports and Technical School DOSAAF of Russia took part in the tournament in several age and weight nominations. Nine pupils of coach Mikhail Polyukhovich took to the tatami of the Yantarny Sports Palace.
The youngest fighters Aleksey Kuznetsov and Aleksandr Boguslavsky, who competed in the same weight category up to 35 kg, were the first to win gold and bronze medals in the team’s piggy bank. Among boys 10-11 years old, Alexey took first place, Alexander – third.
Among junior boys 12-13 years old in the weight category up to 45 kg, Matvey Morskoy won. Following offensive tactics, he worked at full strength on the mat and won five fights with confidence.
Nikita Korobitsyn also had five fights and was recognized as the strongest among boys aged 14-15 in the weight category up to 50 kg. His attacking style of fighting, and at a high pace, did not leave his opponents any chance of success.
“Our guys won three golds and a bronze in the Junior Baltic Cup, having achieved such a result for the first time at this international tournament. Fighters from all over the country came to Kaliningrad, from abroad, and our athletes on the tatami met with rivals of different styles of karate. This is a good experience that will help in further development “, – said the trainer of the Kyokushin karate section KOSTSH DOSAAF of Russia Mikhail Polyukhovich.
The Junior Baltic Cup-2021 tournament ended with a solemn and colorful ceremony, which traditionally closes the Kyokushin competition.
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