In Holland passed the hand-to-hand fight European championship (IBF) in which teams from 18 countries participated. The national team of Ukraine won first place in an all-team competition.
Nikolaev in the National team adequately was represented by athletes of Club of martial arts "Lynx":
Evgenia Bogomolova (gold),
Victoria Shishkina (gold),
Yulia Zhdanova (gold),
Anna Poltorak (bronze),
Denis Leonov (5-е place).
Fights were far difficult - in each weight category there were, at least, 14 participants. Therefore it is twice pleasant that our children once again proved the great skills on tournament of such level.
The senior trainer of a national team of the Nikolaev area, the master of sports of the USSR, the trainer of the highest category Yu.A. Klimuk and the senior trainer of the National team, the master of sports of the USSR, the Honored trainer of Ukraine A.V. Minenko prepared our champions.