The International Kurash Association is happy to unveil the winners in the categories “Best events and people of IKA in 2019”.
This year the IKA’s Directing Committee determined best events, athletes and officials in ten different nominations judging their overall performance and contribution to Kurash promotion in their respective countries, continents and in the world.
The IKA congratulates the winners and wishes them further success in their efforts in promoting the sport of Kurash!
BEST FEMALE PLAYER
Ms Yu-Ching Cheng (Chinese Taipei)
Gold medalist in under 63kg weight category at the XII World Kurash Senior Championships in Korea
BEST MALE PLAYER
Mr Eiki Goya (Japan)
Gold medalist in under 66 kg weight category at the XII World Kurash Senior Championships in Korea
Mrs Henriette Moller (South Africa)
3 Star referee
BEST EVENT OF THE YEAR
XII World Kurash Senior Championships and 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships in Korea
BEST NATIONAL FEDERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF KURASH
Dominican Kurash Federation
In 2019 the DKF worked very hard, they organized championships as in accordance
with calendar and demonstrated good participation at IKA events
BEST CONTINENTAL UNION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF KURASH
African Kurash Union
2019 the AKU was very active in developing Kurash in the continent
BEST KURASH PROMOTER
Mr Vittorio Giorgi, President of the Italian Kurash Federation
A real Ambassador for the sport of Kurash, extremely active in social media and in promoting Kurash in diplomatic circles
BEST MALE COACH
Mr Volodymyr Machugin (Ukraine)
Good results at the World Championships and other continental and international championships
BEST FEMALE COACH
Ms Neena Saini (India)
Obtaining 1 silver and 1 Bronze medal at World Championships/AIMG 1 silver and 2 Bronze, active coach for last 20 years
DESIRE FOR KURASH
Mr Joshua Tablan (Philippines)
He competed as a heavyweight representing Philippines during the SEA Games, his weigh was 146 kg.
He lost 3 of 4 fights, but he fought all opponents to the very end having a full support and sympathy from all spectators