From September 9 to September 11 in Russia in Anapa passed the Open karate Championship "the South of Russia 2008". Four Nikolaev athletes took part in competitions from the Nikolaev regional federation киокушин - Caen Shogakukay of karate also.
- The leading place in world киокушин - Caen karate is taken by athletes from Krasnodar Krai. They also were participants of the championship, - the trainer of the Nikolaev national team of karatekas Denis Ozerov tells. - But, in spite of the fact that it was necessary to battle to the strongest fighters of the world, the Nikolaev athletes managed to take the two first places and the one third.
In category of 12-13 years, over 50 kg, first place was won by Igor Masur (the trainer - Vitaly Grishko).
In category of 14-15 years, to 50 kg, Maxim Ferens (the trainer - Denis Ozerov) became the first.
Svetlana Zhegar in category to 60 kg took the third place (the trainer - Denis Ozerov).
- It is excellent result, after my one-year-old break from - for injuries of the right knee joint, - Svetlana told. - It is good start for preparation for the World Cup which will take place in November of this year in Japan.