02 апреля 2012. European Championship Shotokan Karate
European Championship Shotokan Karate ,held in Prague, gathered more than 600 participants from 20 countries competed for awards in absolute terms. Nedbaylo Sergey and Parshukova Eugenia, members of the Russian team, students of traditional karate sports school in Chelyabinsk region adequately presented at the European Forum, winning gold and bronze in the men's and women's team kumite.
For the first time since 2008 Russian team has risen to the top of the pedestal in the most prestigious category - team kumite. It should be noted that last year in the team kumite Russian team became only the third. The team consists of: seven-time European Champion - Fomiryakov Dmitry (Chuvashia), Sinyavsky Stas (Togliatti), Kiryanov Ivan (Stavropol) and Sergey Nedbaylo (Chelyabinsk) - European Champion 2010.
To the final our guys won the team of Italy, Belgium, Norway, in the finals, they met with the team of Germany. In an intense duel final point put the Russians, each contributed to the win of team.
In kata men Sergey Nedbaylo (coach of traditional karate sports school in Chelyabinsk) confidently won the athletes from Hungary and Belgium, for the semi-finals beat European Champion 2011 of Czech. Unfortunately, in the final one-tenth detached Sergey by winning place.
Parshukova Eugenia, (student of University of Sport) in kata in the qualifying round, met the European Champion 2011 from England and lost it 4-1, but took revenge in the team kumite, where the team won the 3rd place. In the women's team kumite featuring 4 teams, our team lost to silver medalist of 2011, the team of England.
Two medals European Championships in Chelyabinsk - an indicator of high level coaches and athletes in traditional karate sports school. Coaches of athletes Balashov Valery and Svetlana Kalinina.