The tournament took place from May 16 to May 20 in Khabarovsk, 28 countries from four continents took part in it!
The final program of men’s fights has begun with the grandiose and bright opening ceremony! The audience has seen the movie about history of development of boxing and creation of the tournament in honor of the Hero of the Soviet Union Konstantin Korotkov! Light show, powerful sound and loud applause were received by spectators for boxers – finalists! The full house assembled the Universal sports complex of Lenin Stadium on the day of the finals!
The governor of Khabarovsk Territory Vyacheslav Shport has greeted all athletes and fans who have arrived to Khabarovsk from different corners of Russia and the world – “Khabarovsk became really international capital of holding large sports competitions! The geography of the tournament extends every year, part is taken by athletes from different continents! I thank all boxers for arrival on the Far East territory and support of fans, I wish beautiful and technical boxing, fair refereeing and victories!”.
Vyacheslav Shport was solemnly awarded the Order of the Boxing Federation of Hungary!
Audience has seen bright and spectacular fights in 10 weight categories!
The first in the structure of Russian national team convincing victories were gained by Artur Lozhnikov (52 kg) and Ovik Ogannisyan (56 kg)! In weight category of 64 kg. the Far Easterner Pyotr Vasilyev lost in the finals to a boxer from Mongolia.
Audience has met the sixth final fight of evening especially loudly! Two Russians came to the ring, Stepan Khitaryan and the bronze prize-winner of the Olympic Games 2012 in London Andrey Zamkovoy! “The fight was very tense, but Khabarovsk won the unanimous decision!
It’s doubly nice to win at home, especially after a pause, because I did not box for about six months because of my injury.Pressure, of course, was felt, all waited only for a victory. Early arrival in ten days prior to the tournament, and the correct preparation have helped, thanks to my trainer Gennady Ryzhikov and the fans giving such strong support!” – Andrey Zamkovoy after the victory has told.
Another Far Easterner, a pupil of the boxing school “Ring85” – Saveliy Sadoma in the final of the weight category 81 kg. conceded to the representative of the Russian national team Artem Ageev.
Magomedmurad Arslanbekov (91 kg) won a certain victory in the tournament, having fulfilled the standard of the Master of sports of the International class.
Men’s national team of Russia in the overall standings took 1 line with 12 medals!
Artur Lozhnikov, Ovik Ogannisyan, Andrey Zamkovoy, Artem Ageev and Magomedmurad Arslanbekov – gold.
Pyotr Vasilyev, Stepan Hitaryan and Saveli Sadoma – silver.
Yaroslav Nalivayko, Beslan Khamzaev, Dmitry Nesterov and Ilya Rudenko – bronze!
The national team of the Philippines has taken the second place with two gold and one silver medals.
The team of Armenia with one gold, one silver and two bronze medals became the third!
In the female program of the finals, fights took place in the 5th weight category, the superiority was shown by boxers from China and DPRK!
The first all-command place was surely taken by the national team of China with three gold, 1 silver and three bronze medals.
Boxers from DPRK with one gold and three silver medals became the second.
Closed the top three team of the Philippines with one gold and one bronze medal.
The women’s national team of Russia has managed to win three medals. Silver -Tatyana Solomatina, bronze prize-winners had Anastasia Esman and Daria Thomas!
X international Boxing tournament in honor of the Hero of the Soviet Union Konstantin Korotkov was held from 16 to 20 may in Khabarovsk, it was attended by about 200 boxers constantly taking doping tests during the Olympic qualifying cycle. 28 countries from four continents were represented at the tournament! More than five thousand people became spectators of the tournament.
International tournament in honor of the hero of the Soviet Union Konstantin Korotkov, is one of the top ten tournaments in the world and the strongest tournament in the Asia-Far East region.
Recall next year, Russia takes for the first time in 29 years the World Boxing Championship, which will be held in Sochi. Already, athletes are preparing for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which will be held in 2020.