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Kurdish Primorye triumphantly performed at the World Championships in Tokyo

In Tokyo, the championship and the World Cup kudo finished. Competitions were held with 13 on 16 November and gathered the strongest athletes from more than 70 states.

The Russian national team was the most representative except for the hosts of the tournament. The Russian team in all categories was represented by two sportsmen, the Japanese have four, and the rest of the participating countries have one fighter each. It is worth noting that this year the World Cup was held for the fourth time. The world championship among young men, girls, juniors and juniors was held for the first time. Primorye kudoists, who spoke in the Russian national team, showed a phenomenal result. As a result of the championship and the championship Primorye won seven gold and two silver medals.

At the championship among adult athletes in the category of 240 units on the tatami, fate brought together two coastal athletes - Gegham Manavazyan and Andrei Grishin. According to the results of the fight, Gegham Manavazyan (Vladivostok) won the champion title. Kudoist from Nakhodka Andrei Grishin won the silver medal. In the category of 250 units, Vladivostok athlete Ruslan Kelekhsaev met with the representative of Japan, Riyota Shimizu. Kelekhsaev won in extra time. In the category of 270 units, Konstantin Karaulnykh (Vladivostok) fought by Russian kudoist Nikolai Panov. In regular time, the winner was not revealed, in extra time the Karaulnykh was recognized as the champion. Among the heavyweights (category +270 units), an athlete from Vladivostok, Evgeny Shalomaev, met on the tatami with a rival from Japan - Kota Nomura, who was much superior in physical data (188 cm + 124 kg = 312 units). This fight has become one of the most memorable. Shalomaev knocked out, got an ippon, and immediately made the second. The Japanese lost his orientation and flew off the tatami, falling under the table. A clear victory for Evgeny Shalomaev.

Primorsky sportswoman Alina Rezepkina confidently won gold in the absolute women's category. Out of seven categories of the World Championship - six for men and one for women - Primorye took five gold medals and one silver! Two more medals of the highest standard in the piggy bank of the Russian national team were put by the Primorye athletes who performed in the world championship - Georgy Borodiy (240 units) and Andrey Cherepanov (250 units), Amir Erznukaev (up to 68 kg) became the silver medalist.

The athletes of Primorye achieved such triumphant successes thanks to the great and well-oiled work of the Kudo Federation of the Far Eastern Federal District, headed by Alexander Yasin, and the Primorsky Territory Federation, headed by Denis Grigoriev. According to the results of the international tournament, the Russian national team took the first team place. Seaside athletes undoubtedly made a tangible contribution, convincingly proving that they are the best in the world.

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