in spite of the continuing warfare, ukraine has resumed sports. the sports ministry in ukraine has approved national federations to host countrywide championships again and mma became the primary game to achieve this. the mma league of ukraine hosted a two-day tournament in past due july. it became an novice mma championship to award which crew might get a risk to represent ukraine within the 2022 eu and global championships.
the immaf has given more statistics in a press release. see under for extra data:
mma will become first recreation to resume countrywide championships in ukraine
on july 23 – 24, the mma league of ukraine held its country wide championships. on the end of june, the sports activities ministry in ukraine permitted national federations to host country wide championships once more. mma became the first recreation to achieve this.
the two-day event befell inside the metropolis of mukachevo and determined the countrywide team so as to represent ukraine at the 2022 eu and world championships. seminars had been held within the days main up to the event. on july 21, alexander lunga led a judging seminar, and tomorrow, a cutman seminar changed into run beneath the stewardship of roman reznikov.
the championships had categories open for juniors (18-20) and seniors (21+). as soon as underway, the opposition changed into streamed live on the federation’s youtube channel and is available to watch back.
2021 global silver medalist ivan pasych became in movement within the junior bantamweight division and took domestic gold. 2021 global cup winner ivan kurelaru solidified his spot as the top light-weight, overcoming dmytro kovalchuk within the very last.
in the ladies’s divisions, the skuba sisters both became countrywide champions of their respective divisions. marianna took senior featherweight gold while ioanna defeated anastasia koida to secure junior strawweight gold.
on the give up of the match, overall performance bonuses of 20,000 ukrainian hryvnia were presented to three athletes; kryvanych yaroslav, kovalenko oleksandr, and gorodnyuk oleksandr. basic, twenty-one country wide champions had been topped on the opposition. a full listing of medalists from the occasion is to be had here.
upon the conclusion of the countrywide championships, president anton clean explained the tale in the back of the countrywide championships. he said:
“on the end of june, the ministry of sports activities gave permission for the national federations to organise national championships. we determined to be first. and the best time for our tournament become july. due to the fact in august we’ve the youth global championships and in september, the eu championships. so, we didn’t have tons time to prepare. we decided to organise it in transkarpatia, within the city of mukachevo, as this location is the closest to the ecu border. the pinnacle of the nearby federation, alexander shavrov straight away agreed and did the entirety for this championship to show up.”
he went directly to give an explanation for how critical the occasion changed into for the human beings of ukraine.
“it become no longer only a country wide championship, it changed into a real vacation. loads of squaddies got here from the struggle to participate in the match. we assume that establishing tournaments and the improvement of sport may be very critical. due to the fact humans of ukraine, their youngsters and athletes want to peer now not best struggle however a few hope that there is and might be other lifestyles.”
the mma league of ukraine is currently making ready the children group for the 2022 youngsters world championships. ultimate 12 months they took domestic fifty- medals and topped the medal. and that they wish to revel in similar fulfillment in abu dhabi earlier than planning for the european championships the subsequent month.