Saint- Petersburg, Oct 20, 2013: For the third day of competition in Saint-Petersburg, on the occasion of the World Combat Games, all three venues were in action and several sports showed their best to promote their values and the fighting spirit of martial arts. In Judo, the men’s team contest is over, again bringing team Japan on the podium, after Japan victory yesterday in the female’s division.
In Savate, Assaut and Canne de Combat champions shared their delight, when in Karate, a world-class Kata lesson was offered by French karateka Scordo. The boxing competition also started today in Saint-Petersburg, and the English women’s team was at its best.
In Aikido, an international Aikido seminar organised by the International Aikido Federation and the National Aikido Council of Russia took place at the Platonov Volleyball Academy on Sunday. Hundreds of athletes were engaged for this third day of competition and even more will be tomorrow and for the next six days.
Competitors from the land of the rising sun won the team of Mongolia in a rough final contest. All five matches were a hard battle. The winning match was that in heavyweight: the Japanese Momose Masaru managed to beat Batsuuri Namsrajav. Results of the match are 3:2 for Japan.
What for the bronze medals, Brazilians with almost no difficulties won the team of Germany. A bronze prize holder was determined still after forst three matches: Brazilians were leading 3:0. Then in the over 90 kg category Aaron Amadeo Hildebrand from Germany managed to cut the gap; however, Germans lost again in the final match. The result is 4:1 for Brazilians.
Final Results Men’s Team
Gold: JAPAN. Silver: MONGOLIA. Bronze: BRAZIL. Bronze: RUSSIA
Assaut and Canne de Combat champions shared their delight
World Combat Games champions Sarah Tribou and Benjamin Latt (France) and Ivana Popadic from Serbia shared their emotions and opinions on their opponents. Ivana Popadic, Assaut -52kg: “I feel satisfied. This win is a result of 6 months of hard work and I am really glad now. My opponent in final was very reactive and she never gave up so my plan for the final was try to catch moment when she hits me and hit her twice in return.”
Sarah Tribou, Assaut -60kg: “My aim for the final was to put my opponent under presser and try to be strong and concentrated. I am very happy now. I would like to thank my husband, my coach and God for helping me.”
Men’s Canne de Combat
Gold (FRA) LATT Benjamin Laurent Olivier. Silver (HUN) NYILASY Peter Kristof. Bronze (CAN) PAQUETTE Mathieu. Bronze (GER) HORSTMEYER Thomas Christoph
Women’s Assaut -52kg
Gold (SRB) POPADIC Ivana. Silver (FRA) TROUILLET Marion Patricia. Bronze (ITA) MURRU Marta. Bronze (CAN) GOSSELIN-COUTURE Lydia.
Women’s Assaut -60kg
Gold (FRA) TRIBOU Sarah. Silver (ITA) PERINI Valentina. Bronze (MAR) AKODAD Hayatte. Bronze(CAN) MURRAY Rebecca
A wonderful mix of technique, rapidity and, above all, elegance. These three elements compose the definition of the women’s Kata great final. Sandy Brigitte Scordo, representing France, overcame the brilliant Spanish karateka Yaiza Martín with a world-class exhibition. The score (5:0) reflects the fantastic performance by Scordo. Martín, bronze medal at the World Championship in Paris 2012, will have to wait for another opportunity in order to become the world’s number one.
The first day of karate competitions did not disappoint anyone. Hard-fought duels took place at the Arena’s tatami. Magomedraul Murtazaliev got the gold medal in Kumite (-60 kg) for Russia. The excitement of the crowd expanded little by little in his final against the Latvian Kalvis Kalnins (6:2), who was finally beaten.
Gold (VEN) DIAZ FERNANDEZ Antonio Jose. Silver (JPN) KIYUNA Ryo. Bronze (EGY) AHMED Ibrahim Magdy Moussa Ibra
Men’s Kumite -60kg
Gold (RUS) MURTAZALIEV Magomedraul. Silver (LAT) KALNINS Kalvis. Bronze (BRA) SANTOS BROSE Douglas.
Men’s Kumite -67kg
Gold (IRI) AHMADIKARYANI Saeid. Silver (MAR) KOUSSEKSOU Redouan. Bronze (COL) RAMIREZ GUTIERREZ Jose Guillermo
Gold (FRA) SCORDO Sandy Brigitte. Silver (ESP) MARTIN ABELLO Yaiza. Bronze (USA) SAKURA Kokumai
Women’s Kumite -50kg
Gold (TUR) OZCELIK Serap. Silver (CHN) LI Hong. Bronze (FRA) RECCHIA Alexandra Aurelle Sibylie
Women’s Kumite -55kg
Gold (JPN) KOBAYASHI Miki. Silver (EGY) ATTIA Yassmine Hamdy Byomy. Bronze (TUR) YENEN Tuba
English women Olympians proved their skills on Day1
The women’s boxing competition at the Sportaccord World Combat Games has also started with high quality of boxing in St. Petersburg, Russia where England’s two Olympian stars shined on Day1. The winners of the first session are guaranteed medallists in the Games.
Bulgaria’s Stoyka Petrova was quarter-finalist in the last edition of the AIBA World Boxing Championships and her performance resulted for her a qualification place in the London 2012 Olympics where she failed her flyweight (51 kg) medal contest but raised her experiences for the future. The Bulgarian fighter was a favourite against Turkey’s European Union Women Champion Meltem Akar who is a younger prospect of our sport. Southpaw Petrova tried to control their bout from the first seconds while the Turkish boxer raised the speed of of her footwork in the second frame but the Bulgarian star has got more power to the final two minutes therefore her hand was raised after the final bell winning the bout with unanimous decision.
Brazilians on the way to the final glory in boxing
The boxing competition at the SportAccord World Combat Games has started with its quarter-finals in the Yubileiny Sports Palace in Russia’s second largest metropolis in Saint-Petersburg. The Brazilians proved their dominance in the opening day of the competition winning both of their male contests on day 1, which guarantees them at least a bronze in the Games.
Brazil’s Joedison Teixeira came into the spotlight when he won the gold medal at the South American Championships in 2012 when he was only 18. He is member of Brazil’s developing boxing team which is preparing for Rio’s 2016 Olympics. The South American teenager showed his skills against Turkey’s 23-year-old Ural Karslioglu who has been competing at the international level since 2008. —- Sportaccord