About 400 sportsmen from 25-30 countries are going to take part in the competition. Famous sportsmen like Rafael Agaev, Shahin Atamov (Azerbaijan), Enes Erkan (Turkey) and others are expected to arrive.
Karate1 Premier League
The international tournament “Karate1. Premier League” took place in Tyumen, Russia, on April 13-14. 234 athletes from 26 countries participated in the event. The fights were held in 14 categories. Evgeny Alyokhin (Russia, weight class under 60 kg), Mikhail Davydov (Russia, over 84 kg), Elena Ponomaryova (Russia, under 50 kg), Olga Malofeeva (Russia, under 61 kg), Alisa Buchinger (Austria, under 68 kg), Masa Martinovich (Croatia, over 68 kg) won gold medals in the Individual Kumite.
Arman Makyan, the coach of the Armenian team, told us about a crucial role of karate in his family. The sportsman met his future wife at a training: Lusine Grigoryan and Arman Makyan used to attend the same trainings in their youth.
The participants of the international tournament Karate 1 Premier League will bring back unusual souvenirs from Tyumen. Local artist Vitaly Lazarenko, inspired by the beauty of martial arts, is painting potraits of the karatekas and presenting them to those depicted in the portraits.
The second day of the tournament Karate 1 Premier League has begun in the Sport Complex Tsentralny in Tyumen. 234 sportsmen from 26 countries will perform on tatami for two days of the tournament. Among them there are exceptional karatekas.
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