Photos and information from competition
Ondřej Vrábel, 13.6.2004 – On 12th June 316 competitors from 23 taekwon-do schools from whole Bohemia and Moravia arrived to Třeboň to fight in First round of Czech national championship. Unlike the Bohemian championship that took place also in Třeboň 2 weeks ago our team had only 17 members. Because of recent grading, for few of us, this event was their first start in new – higher category.
These grading changes showed mainly in patterns, so Sonkal after really long time didn’t take any gold medal. Nice achievement was Milan Fulmek´s silver medal from male juniors patterns 2.-1. kup (his first start in this category as well). Second place took Hoang Huy (he took same place at Bohemian championship) in senior patterns I.Dan and above, defeated by Lukáš Vaněk from Tong-Il České Budějovice. Dominika Bardonová, as well for her first time in 2.-1. kup category (female juniors), took well-deserved 3rd place.
First gold medal for Sonkal was taken by Iva Hřebačková in sparring female kids up to 43 kg, when defeated Jana Brabcová from Most in final (she has defeated her for few times). Silver medals took Lucka Kolmanová (female juniors A 60 kg and above) and Martina Bardonová (female juniors B up to 53 kg). Petr Legner has stopped his winning row, when took „only“ silver medal in male juniors 70 kg and above. Next first place belongs to Barbora Sýkorová - she went through first round with Ilona Hambergerová and then final with Pavla Jelečková (both girls are members of national team as Bára). Interesting atmosphere ruled male seniors up to 71 kg category. In semi-final Hoang Huy fought against Honza Klaška (Třeboň) – same duel was seen on Bohemian championship, when Huy won, but now revenge was done and Honza Klaška left ring as the winner. Important thing is that Huy normally start in up to 54 kg category – this time had 56 kg, so the weight difference is really significant.
Klára Kolaříková had repeated her success from Bohemian championship, winning her category (female kids). Iva Hřebačková was third in same one. We had two skillful „jumpers“ between female juniors A - Bára Sýkorová (actual world and European champion in this category) and Lucka Kolmanová, unfortunately neither Bára nor Lucka were able to achieve gold medal. Lucka took third and Bára second place. Then Bára added 2nd place in power breaking.
In school result we took 10th place with 3 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals. This competition was last in first half of year. At the end of June national team will start intensive training for upcoming Juniors World championship in Malaysia. National competition will start during September – first local events and then National championship which will took place in Brno.
Complete results HERE.
Translated by Martin Svitek.
Fights from 1st part of Czech Republic national championship