IKA announces “Best in 2019”

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The International Kurash Association is happy to unveil the winners in the categories “Best events and people of IKA in 2019”.

This year the IKA’s Directing Committee determined best events, athletes and officials in ten different nominations judging their overall performance and contribution to Kurash promotion in their respective countries, continents and in the world.

The IKA congratulates the winners and wishes them further success in their efforts in promoting the sport of Kurash!

BEST FEMALE PLAYER

Ms Yu-Ching Cheng (Chinese Taipei)
Gold medalist in under 63kg weight category at the XII World Kurash Senior Championships in Korea

BEST MALE PLAYER

Mr Eiki Goya (Japan)
Gold medalist in under 66 kg weight category at the XII World Kurash Senior Championships in Korea

BEST REFEREE

Mrs Henriette Moller (South Africa)
3 Star referee

BEST EVENT OF THE YEAR

XII World Kurash Senior Championships and 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships in Korea

BEST NATIONAL FEDERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF KURASH

Dominican Kurash Federation
In 2019 the DKF worked very hard, they organized championships as in accordancewith calendar and demonstrated good participation at IKA events

BEST CONTINENTAL UNION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF KURASH

African Kurash Union
2019 the AKU was very active in developing Kurash in the continent

BEST KURASH PROMOTER

Mr Vittorio Giorgi, President of the Italian Kurash Federation
A real Ambassador for the sport of Kurash, extremely active in social media and in promoting Kurash in diplomatic circles

BEST MALE COACH

Mr Volodymyr Machugin (Ukraine)
Good results at the World Championships and other continental and international championships

BEST FEMALE COACH

Ms Neena Saini (India)
Obtaining 1 silver and 1 Bronze medal at World Championships/AIMG 1 silver and 2 Bronze, active coach for last 20 years

DESIRE FOR KURASH

Mr Joshua Tablan (Philippines)
He competed as a heavyweight representing Philippines during the SEA Games, his weigh was 146 kg.

He lost 3 of 4 fights, but he fought all opponents to the very end having a full support and sympathy from all spectators

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