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Athletes from Odessa region won two medals at Karate Tampere 2021


Athletes of the Odessa Regional Karate Federation won two medals at The Karate Junior, Cadet & U21 European Championships 2021, which took place in Tempere, Finland. They won silver medals in junior competitions.


On the first day, Yaroslav Fedotov, a student of Katana Port Chernomorsk (coaches: Oleksandr Tonkoshkur, Oleksiy Konovalov) became the silver medalist of the kata competition. Ariadna Panchuk, a 17-year-old student of Tigryonok Sports Complex (53 kg, coaches: Ihor Negatirov, Dmytro Negaturov, Oleksandr Negaturov) climbed to the second step of the pedestal.

On the way to the final Ariadna defeated Shir Yahav from Israel (5:0), Elena Tsilia from Greece (1:0), Amel Bugrine from Belgium (5:0), and in the decisive match with a minimum score she lost to German Mia Bitsch (0:1). Mia Bitsch of Germany is the younger sister of top-ranked karateka Noah and Jana Bitsch continued the family tradition and became the continental champion in Junior Female Kumite -53kg.

Prior to that, Ariadne’s highest achievement at major international competitions was 5th place at the 2019 World Cadet Championships.

Athletes of the Odessa Regional Karate Federation won two medals at the European Championship among cadets, juniors and youth, which took place in Tempere, Finland. They won silver medals in junior competitions