WKF karate competitions were held in Daugavpils

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, on the sports ground of the Daugavpils Technological Secondary School – Lyceum, the WKF (World Karate Federation) karate competition – VIII SOCHIN CUP 2021 was held.

Considering the covid limitations, the 8th SOCHIN Karate Club Cup was held only in the discipline KATA (demonstration performances or – “shadow boxing).

Karate competitions are usually held in the gym, but the need to develop and move forward dictated the desire to hold this tournament in the open air. In total, 44 athletes from the SOCHIN karate club took part in the fight for medals (president Sergey Ivanko). The age of the participants is from 5 to 45 years old. Given the restrictions, only 2 athletes could perform on the site at the same time. Favorable weather allowed the participants to perform in kimono.

The judging was carried out by the athletes of the club – Alisa Ivanko (black belt 1 dan), Oleg Tribrat (black belt 1 dan), Armand Grosberg (brown belt), Elina Safronova (brown belt), Dmitry Vazhenin (brown belt). The secretaries of the tournament did their job perfectly – Arina Ivanko and Maxim Lindenov.

At the end of the competition, the athletes, depending on the degree of victory, were awarded well-deserved medals. Particularly distinguished athletes who did not miss training, were engaged on the sports ground and in -15 frost, and in the rain and cold – were awarded additional cups. It – Sofia Nekrasha, Leo Golovkin, Kirill Deryugin, David Veličko, Bozena Zhukova… Also noted Eva Malysheva, Lilia Umpirovicha, Alex Barishchevs, Mikhail Lukyanets, Oscar Belevich, Jaromir Lukyanov, Nikole Truskovska, Nikita Pogorelov, Vladislav Valainis, and other athletes.

There are many competitions ahead for the students of the SOCHIN club, but it is necessary to wait until the gyms are open.

Source: GOROD.LV – новости Даугавпилса by gorod.lv.

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