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The World Kickboxing Championship opening was held in Kyiv

May 2, 2018

On May 2 the opening ceremony of World Kickboxing Championship ISKA (International Sport Kickboxing Association) was held in the International Exhibition Centre.

Sport Life company became a prime fitness partner of this unprecedented large and important championship for Ukraine.

The sportsmen from 30 countries of the world will participate in the competitions. 40 sportsmen will represent Ukraine.

Such kickboxing competition is held in Kyiv for the first time. The board of directors of the international organization ISKA supported an idea to conduct the World Championship in Kyiv during the meeting in December 2017 in Paris.

Taras Homeniuk, coach of the Ukrainian national team, said 40 kickboxers from Lviv would participate in the competition. Men and women. They became the winners of all-Ukrainian competition. According to the coach, Ukraine is honoured to host this kind of competition for the first time, so the sportsmen will only play to win.

Yulia Nenchuk, sportswoman of the Ukrainian national team, informed the competition would be held in different martial styles: from fighting at judo mat to harder contact fighting. She also said the sportsmen count on the support of Ukrainian fans very much, as they have long been prepared for the Championship.

The Presidents of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko and Leonid Kravchuk visited the event. Vitaliy Klychko, the mayor of Kyiv, said solemn speech in two languages: Ukrainian and English. He said he was proud that such event was held in Kyiv and wished the sportsmen to win and believe their dreams.