Saymatov’s Another Triumph
At the youth world championship in karate, which was held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), the nineteen-yearold Surkhandaryan Sadriddin Saymatov stunned recognized leaders of martial arts, surprising foreign experts with the original techniques of fighting. According to the World Karate Federation (WKF), he is recognized as the best fighter of the planet this season.
And after all, he, we will notice, did not become the first on mundiale, won silver. In the final he lost to a representative of the ancestors of karate - Japanese Kozaki Yugo. However, all the fights with the participation of Sadriddin carefully recorded on the video, almost all coaches from 117 countries, 1,700 pupils who performed at the World Championships. The same final fight was really a decoration of the tournament. Saymatov owned the initiative, fought the first number, but 24 seconds before the end of the fight missed a random blow. But the true connoisseurs paid tribute to the Surkhandarya nugget, appreciated his outstanding talent. We emphasize that our compatriot was also two years younger than his rivals.
“It was a good season for Sadriddin,” said his coach, head coach of Uzbekistan Uktam Bekpulatov. “My pupil participated in eight international tournaments, won seven in seven, including three stages from five World Cup games and Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku (Azerbaijan).”
As is known, the IOC included karate in the program of the Olympic Games-2020 in Tokyo (Japan). This decision gave a new impetus to the development of martial arts on all continents. Their glorious traditions for the popularization of this species have developed in Uzbekistan. According to Alamjon Mullayev, the head of the Republican Federation, more than 250 trainers work quite successfully in Uzbekistan, under the supervision of which about 30 thousand young people are hone. The backbone of the national team is gifted young men and women from Surkhandarya and Andijan regions. They are competing with the Ferghans. Experts believe that the potential of teams from Jizzakh and Navoi has not yet been fully utilized.
“The achievements of Uzbek athletes at the World Youth Championship interested the head of WKF Antonio Espinoza,” said Alamjon Mullaev. “I emphasize that besides Saymatov, who became the opening of mundialya, other members of the national team performed well in the semifinals in their weight categories. Therefore, Espinosa intends to come to Uzbekistan in mid-November to get acquainted with how Karate is developing in our republic. For him it was the opening of the interaction of our mentors with colleagues from the federations of boxing and judo, who, as is known, have a high prestige on the world sports arena.”
Another positive moment for fellow countrymen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife - successfully fulfilling the qualification standards, the senior coach of the national team Dilnoza Bakirova received an international license and became the first woman in Uzbekistan, who now has the right to train and foreign teams.
Also in the framework of the championship in Spain the Executive Committee of the Asian Karate Federation was held. Anvar Muhamedov, the PKU Secretary General, was entrusted to head the organizational commission, which conducts the preparation of all competitions on the Asian continent.