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/ Main / News / Ukrainian Thai boxers returned to Odessa as champions of Europe

Placed: 01.10.2014 10:27:42

Ukrainian Thai boxers returned to Odessa as champions of Europe

National team of Ukraine on the Thai boxing returned with the first team place in the European Championship and the Golden Cup. In Odessa the athletes were met by the Mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov

September 30, the national team on Muay Thai returned to Ukraine from Krakow, where took place European Championships. Of the 23 athletes participating in the Championship, 11 were from the Odessa region. Ukrainian Thai boxers brought from Krakow 10 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals. In the overall ranking and in the number of earned points Ukrainian team won the first place and became the champion of Europe.

The national team was greeted by the president of the European Federation on Thai boxing, the Mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov, young Thai boxers of the federation, parents of the athletes, as well as students from Odessa, who came to congratulate the winners.

According to the mayor of Odessa, Thai boxing is not just a sport. This is an opportunity to educate the youth physically and spiritually. It was Ukrainian federation which more than 10 years ago for the first time brought to international competitions orphans, who further honorably represented Ukraine at the championships.

"We never set out the task to raise a champion, first of all our goal was to cultivate a decent person. I think we got through with it, as well as we do it the past 20 years ", - pointed Gennadiy Trukhanov.

Also the Mayor said that as the president of the European Federation he is tasked to do everything possible for Thai boxing acception into the Olympic family.

The Honored coach of Ukraine in Muay Thai, the national team’s coach noted that the team is going to have a busy year. In the future plans are: World Cup (December 2014), World Championship on Muay Thai among youth (February 2015), Muay Thai Championship among Women (August 2015). And in 2017 in Wroclaw will be held the World Games, where it was accepted the Ukrainian Thai boxing Federation.

For achievements in sports and the medal place of the National team of Ukraine in the European Championships on Muay Thai the athletes who won gold medals were awarded by the Badge of Honor of the Mayor of Odessa - "Gratitude".









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