Among the Bright­est

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - SPORT -

Nikita Rafalovich of Uzbek­istan, who is in the 80 kg weight class, was third in the Grand Prix fi­nals in taek­wondo in Côte d’Ivoire.

In the fi­nals, the Rus­sian Maxim Khramtsov lost to Olympic cham­pion Sheik Sal­lah Cisse from Côte d’Ivoire with a score of 28:33.

The bronze award went to the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Uzbek­istan Nikita Rafalovich.

24-year-old Rafalovich is a pupil of Tashkent taek­wondo. He is the bronze medal­ist of the 2009 Asian Youth Cham­pi­onship and the cham­pi­onship of the con­ti­nent in 2014. Sil­ver medal­ist of the world cham­pi­onships of 2015 and 2017, win­ner and prize-win­ner of sev­eral in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ments, such as the open Aus­tralian cham­pi­onship (2014), the open cham­pi­onship of Qatar (2015), the open cham­pi­onship of Korea (2014) and other pres­ti­gious com­pe­ti­tions.

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