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Charlie Tapsell, New Zealand: “We had to prove that National Team of New Zealand are competitive at this sport”

Charlie Tapsell, New Zealand: “We had to prove that National Team of New Zealand are competitive at this sport”

  We actively supported during the HMB World Championship "Battle of the Nations" -2014. Our team had many fans back home in New Zealand. They sent us messages of support through Facebook. Someof them were our friends, but many of our "virtual" support group we have never met. Basically it was our compatriots who are rooting for us. It was a really big help, so that keep our team fighting.…

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Frank Døkkr Norðri, Switzerland: “Everything is possible if people really want to see better results”

Frank Døkkr Norðri, Switzerland: “Everything is possible if people really want to see better results”

    In general BotN was good, interesting new teams and always nice to see old experienced teams especially when they fight each other and show best fights.   Trogir is nice city, was nice to be there, time to visit the town wasn't enough but what i could see was nice, something different compared with what I’m used to.   Sleep at historical camp was also nice, not so…

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Ivan Pampi Loborec, Croatia: “After “Battle of the Nations” I understand that other events are not so serious”

Ivan Pampi Loborec, Croatia: “After “Battle of the Nations” I understand that other events are not so serious”

    My impressions concerning the event are very good, it was the first experience for our team, but not for me. I have already taken part in some European tournaments, mainly in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, so I was familiar with the concept and the sport itself, and had some combat experience.   As for the organization, some difficulties were noticed, but it is only because I am a representative of the organizing committee of the biggest tournament in Croatia, so I know what to expect and understand that those minor difficulties are a part of the process.…

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The best debutant of “Battle of the Nations”-2014

The best debutant of “Battle of the Nations”-2014

    A winner of the "Best combat debut" category was chosen at the HMB World Championship "Battle of the Nations"-2014.   The Tournament Committee of the Championship decided on the matter. The Committee chose the winner from eight contenders, namely national teams of Mexico, Croatia, Finland, Switzerland, Moldova, Friesland, Serbia and Scotland.   The main criteria for selection of the winner were the following:   - grid results of…

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Mikhail Morgulis, Israel: “There are worthy opponents to compete with!”

Mikhail Morgulis, Israel: “There are worthy opponents to compete with!”

    We were lucky this year, Austria Cup was very close to "Battle of the Nations" (in terms of time frame), so we needed one trip. By the way, weather in Austria was hot even for Israelis.   We reached Trogir pretty quickly. We were very glad to see all our old friends and meet new guys. We communicated a lot this year, because the camps were close to…

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Vladimir Maksimenko, Latvia: “It was our best “Battle of the Nations”

Vladimir Maksimenko, Latvia: “It was our best “Battle of the Nations”

    We liked the place, the organization, literally everything! We reached the venue easily, weren’t tired. We were very pleased by the way the organizers decided to put our camps. We thought, at first, there could be a lack of place for the camp, but everyone was comfortable and we got the best position. There was a marble pavilion nearby where our men dried their clothes and rested, water was nearby as well. We had time to swim. It was excellent.   In my opinion, our participation was good. For the first we attended the…

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The best armory was chosen at “Battle of the Nations”-2014

The best armory was chosen at “Battle of the Nations”-2014

    Winner of the category for the best armory was chosen by a special international committee composed of representatives of Russia and Ukraine. The best one, in their opinion, was the «Age of Craft» company, a well-known workshop manufacturing handmade armor.   "Armor and weapons are too important elements of our sport to treat them carelessly. A fighter has to be well-protected and feel safe while wearing armor and preparing to fight, armor has to protect his body, and weapons have to be durable and reliable. Choosing a winner of the…

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Nikolai Bykov, Estonia: “My dream has come true!”

Nikolai Bykov, Estonia: “My dream has come true!”

    We participated in the event very well. Neither we nor our fans (and there were quite a lot of them in Russia and Ukraine, in Estonia) did not expect that we would be able to leave our subgroup. We lost only to the French, who took the tenth place in the overall lead. Unfortunately, our main fightersdid not participate in that battle, both of them had health problems. So, we had to use our substitute men.   Among our most exciting battles was the battle with Ukraine-2. We fought twice and the…

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Juri Lönn: “This trip really made us battle brothers for life”

Juri Lönn: “This trip really made us battle brothers for life”

  Among the old teams, which participated in the fifth “Battle of the Nations” spectators were managed to see new and enthusiastic teams. And one of them is National team of Finland. Fighters of which gave us an opportunity to witness their debut on the world list at the “Battle of the Nations”. This team has just appeared in the HMB movement, but the fighters showed awesome results. Moreover, they…

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Michael Tegge, Friesland: «We will come back in 2015 with a strong buhurt team and much stronger triathletes»

Michael Tegge, Friesland: «We will come back in 2015 with a strong buhurt team and much stronger triathletes»

  National Team of Friesland has their own debut at World Championship “Battle of the Nations” this year in Trogir. Moreover it became an opportunity to represent their nation among the countries on the global arena. “The first time ever a National team of Friesland joined a World Championship. All other Frisian sports are organized in Netherland or German associations... The only sport, which Frisian association represents, is "Frisian association…

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