Kazakhstan JIU-jitsu sportsmen won over the world Champions from Brazil
In the capital's sports complex «Daulet» completed the open Republican tournament in Brazilian JIU-jitsu for the Astana Cup «Astana Jiu-Jitsu Sir-2018», dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the capital. As part of the tournament, two Kazakh Champions – Darkhan nartayev and Nurzhan Seiduali – defended the honor of the country in the battles against the titled Brazilians – Arthur Lanez and Lucas Pinheiro. Kazakh athletes won an unconditional victory in the fight against strong opponents.
The competition gathered about a thousand strongest jitters from all regions of the country at the age of 6 years and above. The prize Fund of the championship sports amounted to 15 thousand dollars, which was drawn between the athletes competing in the absolute weight category.
Yesterday, the official closing ceremony of the tournament was held, where the winners and prize-winners in absolute categories were awarded, as well as the results of team tests were announced, and the fate of the coveted Cup was determined.
The main awards were presented to the winners by the head of the capital's Department of culture and sports, President of the Association of JIU-jitsu of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bolat Mazhagulov. In his greeting, he noted that the development of sports is one of the priorities of The President's policy, and Astana today, together with the financial and cultural, has rightly become a sports center of the country.
«We were convinced that in this sport we have a huge potential and more and more young people choose JIU-jitsu. Confirmation of it became that the day before, in the first day of the Cup, on a tatami there were 530 athletes aged from 6 to 17 years. These children – our future Champions, pride of the country», – Bolat Mazhagulov noted.
Last week was very busy for Kazakhstan's JIU-jitsu. On October 4-5 in Daulet sports complex passed the championship of Kazakhstan where more than 300 athletes as a part of 16 teams fought for the right to join the national team. As a result 48 strongest Kazakhstan jitters who will act at the world Cup in Sweden and other international Championships next year were defined.
Astana Cup «Astana Jiu-Jitsu Sir-2018» was held on October 6-7. The participants showed excellent results, as a result of the tournament bronze was won by the team «Qazaq Batyry». The fighters from «Kazakhstan Top Team» are located one step higher on the pedestal. The main award – the Cup of the capital-was rightfully given to the team «Alliance Kazakhstan», the jitters of which won almost half of the gold medals of the tournament.
«On these competitions from our team many athletes acted, about 250 people were declared. During these tournament days we have won more than 70 gold medals. We are extremely happy! We saw a very good organization of the tournament, everything was at the highest level», – shared his impressions the founder of the team «Alliance Kazakhstan» Armanzhan Ruzakhunov.
A striking final chord of the tournament was the fight of true masters of Brazilian JIU-jitsu Alan Finfou and Gustavo Campos. In battle the victory was won by Gustavo Campos.
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