A third traditional boxing tournament for the prizes of Specialized Children’s and Youth Olympic Reserve School No. 3 held on April 15-17 ended today in Tyumen. The competition was dedicated to the 71st anniversary of the victory in World War II. The tournament was organized by the Tyumen Region Sports and Youth Policy Department, Specialized Children’s and Youth Olympic Reserve School No. 3 and the Tyumen Region Boxing Federation. NOVY POTOK (NEW STREAM) REGIONAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, the Antipinsky Oil Refinery and Tyumen State University joined the tournament as partners giving the event a high status and significant support.
The tournament was attended by a famous Russian boxer, Russian and European champion Gennady Kovalev giving a pleasant surprise to all the participants. It should be noted that not only did Gennady watch the fights, but he also took an active part in the event as he brought several of his students to participate in the tournament.
The competition featured over 100 athletes from Tyumen and other regions of the country. The young athletes competed for victory in 18 weight categories. Many participants saw the tournament not only as an event in their sports careers, but also as an important preparation stage for more serious competitions. Very soon, they will have to defend the honor of their regions in the Russian Championship. The boxers showed excellent skills and a tremendous will to win which earned them the interest and attention of the audience.
The NEW STREAM team boxers Magomed SALIKOV and Roman ZUBOV won in their weight categories and will compete for the Russian Championship medals in Anapa in May.
It may undoubtedly be said that this sports festival – a third traditional boxing tournament for the prizes of Specialized Children’s and Youth Olympic Reserve School No. 3 – was a success and left no one unmoved!