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The World Kickboxing Championship took place in Ukraine with the support of Sport Life

May 7, 2018

The World Kickboxing Championship came to the end this weekend in the capital International Exhibition Centre. More than 500 professional sportsmen from 34 countries of the world came to Kyiv to fight for the title of winner.

The sportsmen have competed for the victory in the categories “К-1”, “full contact” and “low-kick” for six days. The official part of the championship started with Oleh Mandziuk’s participation — the president of the Kickboxing Federation of Ukraine “ISKA”.

“It’s a great honour for us and first of all for our country to host the competition of such level! We are proud of our Ukrainian sportsmen! Today they have proved once more that we can and want to stay ahead! By preliminary estimates Ukraine has got the team overall victory. We have got so much gold for the first time! We have much to be proud of!” . — Oleh Mandziuk, president of the Kickboxing Federation of Ukraine “ISKA”.

Ihor Zhdanov, the Minister of Youth and Sports together with the marketing director of the group of companies Sport Life awarded the championship winners and medallists. Oleksandra Pysanko presented the certificates to train in the clubs of Sport Life network to the winners.

“It’s a great honour for Sport Life company to become a partner of such championship. As such competition in Ukraine is a unique event, an impulse for the Ukrainians not be afraid to go further and show their successes to the whole world. The philosophy of our company says the Ukrainians are spiritually strong and focused on the results potential winners, and our mission is to help them and give impetus to go further. We believe the Ukrainian society could not develop without sports. That’s why we support the Ukrainian sportsmen in different ways” . — Oleksandra Pysanko, marketing director of the group of companies Sport Life.

The former presidents of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk and Viktor Yushchenko, the president of the US Kickboxing Federation Cory Schafer and president of the Federation of Great Britain Paul Hennessy and famous Ukrainian sportsmen also were the guests of the tournament. By the way, the mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klychko became the owner of the world champion title in this type of marital arts in 1992.

It is also worth noting this is not the first time the Ukrainian sportsmen show their high professional level on the world stage. The national team of Ukraine got 7 place in the World Kickboxing Championship in Portugal in 2014, in 2015 — 6 place. And last year in Greece our Ukrainian kickboxers were among top three in team scoring and got 61 medals, 31 of which — “gold”.

The board of directors of the international organization ISKA supported an idea to conduct the World Kickboxing Championship in Ukraine during the meeting in December 2017 in Paris. This event is very significant for Kyiv, as it is a great honour and responsibility to conduct the competition of such level that increases trust in Ukraine.

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