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Gold again! Vilnohirsk athletes won the World Cossack Fight Cup
05.06.2018Odesa hosted the WCFF World Cup from June 1 to June 4. Our Vilnohirsk athletes won 6 gold and 3 silver medals at the event
This year, athletes from 17 countries competed in the World Cossack Fight Cup. They represented different types of martial arts: kickboxing, taekwondo, MMA, boxing, horting, aikido, hand-to-hand combat, Jiu-Jitsu and the like. The fights took place in the octagon and on tatami in the following divisions: Bornya 1 — classic light-contact; Bornya 2 – MMA Sanda Light; Bornya 3 – MMA-Light, MMA-Full; Gerts 1 — classic full-contact; Gerts 2 – MMA Sanda Full; Gerts 3 – MMA-Elite.
It has become a tradition for the junior athletes from Vilnohirsk to participate in such competitions. This time the team of Vilnohirsk was represented by four kickboxers who made it to the national team of Ukraine: Yakiv Khoprov, Nazar Yevtushenko, Valeriya Khudyakova and Denys Tolkachev. The pride of the city and the hope of great sport – they completed a difficult path – they became champions of Ukraine and world champions in kickboxing.
WCFF World Cup also brought Vilnohirsk athletes champion's titles. The oldest of them – winner of the world cup in three divisions Denys Tolkachev won three medals. Yakiv Khoprov, Valeria Khudyakova and Nazar Yevtushenko all won one gold and one silver medal.
Noteworthy, thanks to the results of Vilnohirsk athletes, Ukraine topped the total medal ranking with Italy in the second and Azerbaijan in the third place.
“Once again, our participation in the competition became possible thanks to the support and financing of the United Mining and Chemical Company. We are glad that there is such a partnership and that our athletes have an opportunity to grow and acquire experience at competitions of various levels. Thank you for this opportunity,” says Mykola Biletskiy, trainer of the team of kickboxers.
After successful competitions our athletes were able to restore their strength in comfortable hotel on the Black Sea coast. To swim, sunbathe and watch the dolphins was a great pleasure for the children.
The championship in Odessa took our athletes one more step up. “The next step in the big sport is made. Our athletes have confirmed that they are worthy to represent our country at the highest level. We are happy to share these victories with athletes from Vilnohirsk. It is already clear that our tandem is successful. Our company is proud of your victories, together we are the strength,” said Oleksandr Gladushko, Acting Chairman of the Board of PJSC UMCC, commenting on the latest achievements of the junior athletes.
As a reminder, PJSC UMCC has been a general sponsor of junior kickboxers on all championships and cups since February 2018. Over the period of the company's sponsorship, Vilnohirsk kickboxers won 19 gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze medals at the events of different level and scale.