443 competitors participated in Brno
Ondřej Vrábel, 8.11.2004 – First weekend of November is every year booked for top national competition – Czech National Championship. Since last year this competition has been for all age categories – kids, juniors and seniors. The championship took place in Brno (second biggest city in CZ) sport hall Vodova this year. Total of 443 competitors from 24 taekwon-do schools came to fight for medals. It was 80 participants more than last year what is really optimistic view for future, although hall was overcrowded. Sonkal sent 25 competitors which formed 4 teams (kids, female and male juniors and male seniors).
We did quite well in individual part – 2 gold medals. First gotten by Honza Konár (pattern 4.-3.kup male kids), who won his category several times in a row. Second gold won Petr Legner (sparring male juniors B 70 kg plus), who is also winning this category regularly. But we were really close to getting more gold medals – Pavel Zavadil took 2. place (pattern I. Dan and above, male juniors) after great match with his national team fellow Tomáš Matějka. Klára Kolaříková ended on 2. place in female kids special techniques. Lucka Kolmanová got to final (4 best participants) in female juniors A special techniques, unfortunately captured „only“ 3rd place. We hope that these great chances will form to gold in future. After few years we have someone to represent Sonkal in male juniors A special techniques – Pavel Zavadil. Pavel gets better and better every competition, this time he got third place (it is a pity, that he is not so good in nomo yop chagi = overhead kick).
Our members did great!! In team competition – female kids team got 3 gold medals from total number of 3. Female juniors got 2 gold medals, only hesitation was small mistake in patterns, because our girls´ choreography was perfect. Their disappointment disappeared after winning sparring and special techniques. They added 3. place from power breaking at the end. Male juniors team got three 2. places, but there was chance to won patterns – unfortunately boys weren’t able to use other’s team mistake and make their own – same important mistake.
All around, Sonkal brought home 7 gold, 6 silver and 13 bronze medals from Czech National Championship. We took 6th place from this competition and the same place in final Czech National Championship serie result.
Complete results of our students in Successes !!
Translated by: Martin Svitek.
Three pattern finale matches