Rivals of Ukrainians at TWG-2022. Coach’s comment
Ukrainians got to know their opponents at the start of the World Games in Birmingham. In the women’s tournament Daryna Ivanova (52 kg) will meet with the Canadian, Alina Martyniuk (60 kg) – with the Romanian. As for our men, Orfan Sananzade (63.5 kg) will fight against the Bulgarian, Vitaliy Dubina (75 kg) – against the Canadian, and Roman Shcherbatiuk (+91 kg) – against the Venezuelan.
Honored Coach of Ukraine Ivan Zinchenko, who is leading the training of Ukrainian kickboxers for the upcoming World Games, commented on the first rivals for Ukrainians at TWG-2022:
“The result of the draw is satisfactory. We have a good chance to advance to the next round, because each of our athletes has the technical skills, experience and psychological confidence to do it. If everything goes well, the second round will be harder than the first. However, we are optimistic, so we look at the upcoming performances with confidence. I can assure you that it will be very powerful and everyone will demonstrate the best their abilities to show how strong physically and spiritually the Ukrainian are”.
The WAKO Kickboxing tournament during The World Games 2022 will be held from 12 to 15 July.
Press Office of the National Kickboxing Federation of Ukraine of WAKO