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Czech kickboxer of Romani origin wins gold in Sarajevo

Romani community member Václav Sivák won gold in the Kickboxing Senior World Championships held over the weekend in Sarajevo, defeating a challenger from Kazakhstan in the final match to become the first-ever Kickboxing World Champion from the Czech Republic. The contest was organized by the prestigious World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO).

That international kickboxing organization certifies amateur kickboxing competitions. Its governing body manages the sport at amateur level.

"History has been made! On 25 October 2019, Czech Kickboxing entered the annals of that sport," the official website of the Czech Union of Full-Contact and Other Martial Arts posted to its official web page.

Currently Sivák is the reigning champion in the K-1 discipline for men weighing 67 kg or less. Last year he won gold in the junior championships, for example, at a WAKO competition in Skopje, Macedonia in the K-1 category for men weighing 63.5 kg or less.

Emir Ibrahim started with a kickboxing victory at the World Cup

Emir Ibrahim wins Macedonia's first victory at the World Senior Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, after beating Greece's Ruci Luciano 3-0.

Emir led all three rounds, according to reports from our camp.
Ibrahim will face Russian Boris Chikunov in the quarterfinals, if he wins, he will secure a place in the semifinals and at least a bronze medal.

Daniel Mitrov has won his quarterfinal opponent and will face Maxim Kazaku of Moldova. The opponent also found out Robert Kostovski who will fight Belgium's Sonny Dagrade in the quarterfinal match.

The rest of our team will be playing tomorrow.

Czech ice hockey friendly goes uncompleted after fans racially abuse Romani player and his team stops play in protest

Friday's pre-season hockey match between two Czech teams, Prostějov and Vítkovice, could not be completed because fans of the Prostějov team racially insulted shooter Dominik Lakatoš after he scored a goal for Vítkovice, who then protested the behavior by leaving the ice.

The Prostějov ice hockey club is alleging that Lakatoš "provoked" the abuse.
"The game went by the wayside - at 59:03, after a nervous course of play, Dominik Lakatoš sent the puck into the open net of the home side and was rewarded with a shower of racist abuse. The visiting team then left the ice as a sign of protest," the Vítkovice club posted to their website.

"The friendly match between Prostějov and Vítkovice remains unfinished," Vítkovice confirmed. Once Lakatoš scored the goal, a minor scuffle broke out and the audience began to mockingly chant the racist epithet "gypsy, gypsy" ("cikáne, cikáne"),at Lakatoš, who is of Romani origin.

Link: http://www.romea.cz/en/news/czech/czech-ice-hockey-friendly-goes-uncompleted-after-fans-racially-abuse-romani-player-and-his-team-stops-play-in-protest

Balkan profile boxing scandal - Dead Bulgarian boxer fights under another name - Jesus is alive, Boris dies!

The Bulgarian boxer who died in a match in Shkodra, Albania, was called Boris Stanchov, not Jesus Velichkov, as announced by the Bulgarian Professional Boxing Alliance. Stanchev went up and entered the ring under Velichkov's name, Bulgarian media reported.

Velichkov himself, with the status of social networks, expressed regret over the death of his colleague.

Rest in peace, champion! I will always carry you in your heart, wrote Velickov.

It is not yet clear how the names and documents were changed. The whole situation needs to be cleared up by the leadership of the Bulgarian Boxing Professional Alliance.

Bulgarian boxer Boris Stanchov was 21 and died in a hospital in Albania. According to local Albanian media, he did not die from strokes during the match, but from a heart attack. The autopsy is expected to give the final word.

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