Ukrainian athlete and participant of the Olympic Dreams project Anna Oleinik-Korniyko won a gold medal in the category “up to 70 kilograms” at the European Cup in judo – one of the largest tournaments of the year in this sport.
Anna participated in the cadet national team of Ukraine. In total, the Ukrainian champion won 5 fights with athletes from Hungary, Bulgaria, France, Great Britain and Serbia.
“Congratulations to Anna on her brilliant performance and first place at a prestigious European tournament. This is another gold medal won by the participants of our international camps project, which proves that systematic work to support Ukrainian athletes is already yielding results. For us, this is a signal to continue the project in the future, providing future world sports stars with the necessary conditions for training. Professional sports do not forgive pauses, therefore, even despite the war, we will continue to make efforts so that our project continues to develop and cover as many promising athletes as possible,” said the patron of the Olympic Dreams project and Charitable Foundation “Maybutnє – children” Anatoly Boyko.
Recall that the project of international camps Olympic Dreams is supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, the Ukrainian embassies in Greece and Cyprus, as well as partners and patrons of the “Maybutne – to children” Charitable Foundation.
In the summer and autumn of 2022, three groups of athletes went to Greece, where the first format of such camps took place. A friendly international judo tournament was also organized there, in which athletes from Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Ukraine took part. The result of the tournament was 9 gold, 4 silver and 9 bronze medals, and after the camp, Ukrainian athletes won 5 more medals at official international tournaments.
Also in February 2023, another group of athletes trained on the territory of the Republic of Cyprus and joined the international judo competition Cyprus International Judo Tournament 2023, in which 8 countries of the world were represented by more than 700 participants. In five age categories, Ukrainian judoists, pupils of the Olympic College under the guidance of the Honored Coach of Ukraine Karen Balayan and Alexandra Starkova received 30 medals: 14 of which are gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze.
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