NEWS AND EVENTS
February 18, 2013
Events Made by People
Today it’s already impossible to draw a complete picture of sporting events occurring in the world without Kurash, which this year marks the upcoming 15th anniversary of its international recognition. Every year this martial art is increasingly moving across the planet, often affecting sports experts with the level of events. The most notable of them, as well as organizations and people involved in them, came into the list of “Best People and IKA Events in 2012” published by the International Kurash Association.
The main event in the past year for IKA was cooperation with the UN campaign ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World’ and establishment of cooperation with the Organizing Committee of the Incheon Asian Games (IAGOC). Involvement of famous male and female champions as role models for the growing generation highlighted the growing influence of this martial art on the global sports arena. And meeting and talks with the IAGOC played a crucial role in further strengthening of Kurash in Asia.
The best championship became the 8th Asian Senior Championship held in the Indian city of Kochi, and the best tournament is 6th International Amir Temur Tournament for the Prize of Uzbekistan’s President in Qarshi.
Kurash wrestlers of the year are young Sacha Flament of France, who won the World Cup in English Bournemouth in the weight category up to 60 kg, and Huang Shi Han of Chinese Taipei who excelled in Kochi.
By the way, the Taiwanese coach, whose wrestlers won a gold medal at world championships and four gold medals at Asian championships, got the Best Coach of the Year award. Purevbaatar Gongor (MGL), world junior champion of 2012 in over 100 kg, took the Best Technique award. The Best Referee of the Year went to Eur Joong Kim from South Korea.
British Kurash Association became the National Federation of the Year. African Kurash Union became the Continental Federation of the Year for the youth and adult championships of the continent and a series of regional tournaments.
This year’s list of contributors and patriots of kurash wholeheartedly dedicated to this sport included Jagdish Tytler (India), Paul Sawyer (UK), Yafali Milambo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Mohles al-Iraqi (Iraq), Jesus Gonzalez (Uruguay), Nguyen Huu An (Vietnam), Paul Malowaniec (Poland) and Ravi Kapoor (India).
And, finally, we are proud to announce that the journalistic laurels went to the Uzbekistan Today sportswriter Sergey Danilov (Source: Uzbekistan Today newspaper)