Russian athlete Tariel Nikoleishvili the first time in history won the absolute world championship karate.
Tariel Nikoleishvili was the winner of the 10th of absolute world championship karate, which ended on November 6 in the Japanese capital city of Tokyo. For the duration of the absolute championships, which are held every four years, this is the best result shown by Russian soldiers.
In the finals he defeated Tariel Nikoleishvili Brazilian Everton Teixeira, who won the title of absolute world champion in kyokushin in the tournament, which took place in 2007. On the way to victory Tariel Nikoleishvili spent eight arduous fights against very strong opponents and proved its superiority.
Another Russian fighter Goderzi Kapanadze, won the bronze medal of the tournament, and Ilya Davydov Nikolai Karpenko entered the top eight.
Two days earlier, the absolute winner of the first World Cup on kyokushin women became Russian Anastasia Khripunova,
The bronze medal in this event went to her compatriot Elena Vorobevoj.
The press service of the Russian Association of Kyokushin.