Anna Izdebska, an athlete from the capital, took first place at the competition in Sweden.
The European Kyokushinkai Karate Championship was held in Gothenburg (Sweden).
Kyokushinkai karate is considered one of the toughest and most difficult types of karate. Fights are held in full contact without protective equipment.
The European Championship gathered participants from 32 countries of the world, where the national team of Ukraine won 7 medals.
The gold of the competition was won by an athlete from the city of Kyiv — Anna Izdebska, the Department of Youth and Sports of the KMDA reported. She had three tough matches with representatives of Lithuania, Georgia and Poland, winning and taking first place.
Anna Izdebska was born on April 30, 1993 in the Kherson region. She started practicing karate at the age of 9. In 2011, she entered the National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine and moved to Kyiv.
He has been performing on the international arena for adults since 2014. The first trip was the IFK European Championship in Bulgaria. In 2017, at the European Championship in Rzeszów (Poland), she won 1st place and received the title of European Champion (Category 18-35 years; up to 55 kg). In December 2019, in the city of Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), at the 4th Kyokushin Karate World Championship, KWU won bronze among men and women.
88 outstanding athletes of the capital will receive a scholarship from the Kyiv mayor. Among them are medalists of the Olympic, Paralympic, De-Olympic Games, world and European championships.