According to Ali Askerov, a member of the organizers, each championship teaches them something useful. So, this year the tournament has a number of changes in the organizational part, which only improved its quality. This year there were a separate lists for the fights of each age category. This made it possible to improve the timing of the event and make it more convenient for participants and judges.
“This year there were a lot of interesting and perspective participants. France brought very interesting guys, guys from Poland were good as well. Very strong guys came from Ukraine. The Russians also showed a class. In general, the tournament was held at a very high level in terms of training athletes”.
The work of judges has undergone minor changes. This year there were more of them and they worked in a certain age category. The team of the Knight marshals of the tournament marshals was also international. It includes Maciej Reihl from Poland, George Yurchak from Latvia and Ali Askerov from Russia. HMBIA News was had an opportunity to speak with George Yurchak, who judged the category of 12-13 years.
Junior HMB Soft World Championship results:
Boys 12-13 years:
1 Gurin Vsevolod – Northern Wolf, Russia
2 Berezin Matvey – Peresvet, Russia
3 Tristan Assailly – Les Ecuyers du Marchidial, France
Boys 16-17 years:
1 Bobko Aleksandr – Tannenberg, Russia
2 Mikhaylov Ivan – Peresvet, Russia
3 Parshkov Aleksandr – Tannenberg, Russia
Girls 14-15 years:
1 Shilova Mariya – Tannenberg, Russia
2 Wiktoria Sosna – Fight Club Niepokorni, Poland
3 Pavlova Valeriya – Northern Wolf, Russia
Girls 16-17 years:
1 Yargina Anastasiya – Northern Wolf, Russia
2 Ba?czyk Daria – Fight Club Niepokorni, Poland
The organizers are already seriously preparing for the next championship in 2019. Ali Askerov said that it will also be in Riga again. Negotiations are already underway with the local municipality. It is planned that the Championship will be held, as this year, in the Riga National Sports Arena. The huge complex accommodated all participants and fans. And according to Askerov, the familiar venue and cooperation with the local government will make it possible to qualitatively improve the tournament from year to year.
It’s important to mention that everyone is invited to the large training HMB Soft camp, which will be located on the area of the HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations 2019 in the Smederevo fortress (Belgrade, Serbia). In addition to training and all sorts of activities, there will be announced about many surprises that await the participants of the 3rd Junior HMB Soft World Championship among HMB clubs and schools.
More information about the training camp in the following publications. And now, in turn, once again congratulations to the winners of the competition!