The International New Year's Judo Tournament for Boys and Girls was held on December 22, 2018 at the Olympia + Dniprovsky Sports Complex and became an anniversary.
This tournament has been held for the 25th year in a row and the overwhelming majority of it is supported by the International Solidarity Fund of Alexander Petrovsky.
More than 450 athletes from all regions of Ukraine, as well as from Poland and Moldova took part in the competitions.
Many honorable guests, people who left a big mark in this sport, Soviet Union champions, European champions, winners and Olympic champions came to these representative competitions. Many distinguished guests were present at the grand opening of the competition - President of International Charitable Foundation "Solidarity" Alexander Petrovsky, Chairman of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council Gleb Pryhunov, Deputy Mayor of Dnipro Alexander Shykulenko, Honorary Citizen of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Honorary Citizen of Dnipro Alexander Petrovsky "Solidarity" Yana Ivanillva, President of IC "Judo-80" Lev Lutsenko, Honored Coaches of Ukraine Anatoly Pirog, Mykola Makhin Ko, Mykola Stavrinov, President of the Federation of Contemporary Pentathlon Dnepropetrovsk region Sergei Timarev, bronze medalist of the Olympic Games Dina Miftakhutdinova and many other honored guests from the Dnieper and all Ukraine. The head of the Dnepropetrovsk Oblast Council Gleb Pryhunov handed over to the pupils of SC "Judo-80" Nikita Matlashevsky the certificate of master of sports of the international class, and the Crossroads Ruslan - the master of sports.
The attendees of the cheerleading club "Arena" support group were also pleased with the attendees. The highlight of the opening of the competition was an improvised dance performance by Giorgi Chokhonelidze, David Horava and Alyssa Baramidze during a standing ovation of a crowded complex.
In general, athletes in the adult weight categories took part in the competitions: 60 kg., 66 kg., 73 kg., 81 kg., 90 kg., 100 kg., +100 kg. The strongest athletes in this age range came to the tournament.
In the overall team standings, Judo-80 won first place (5 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze medals). In the second city are the representatives of Kiev, in the third athlete Kharkiv.
Among the Dnieper people we note -
category 40 kg-Fedorchenko Yarina 1st place; 48 kg-Bordin Sofia Sofia 1st place; 52 kg - Crossing Ruslana 1st place, Shchyolova Alena 2nd place; 57 kg Chopenko Milan 3rd place; 63 kg Popovich Victoria 1st place; 50 kg Larkin Danilo 1st place, 55 kg Bondarenko Cyril 2nd place; 66 kg Berezhnyi Rostislav 2nd place; 73 kg Klimenko Ilya; + 90kg Ushvani Constantine 3rd place.
Guests and participants noted the high level of organization of the tournament and expressed their desire to come to Dnipro next year.