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Slovaks earn five medals in kickboxing championship, including gold for Petríková

THE SLOVAK national team won five medals at the WAKO World Championship in Belgrade, Serbia; with Veronika Petríková from the Košice sports club ŠKP PŠ Košice receiving the historically first gold for her country, in the K1 category of women under 56 kilograms.

Kickboxing, illustrative stock photo(Source: Sme)

She defeated Finnish Erika Rinne, Belorussian Alesia Klimavec, Swedish Camila Rivarola and in the finals also Austrian Christin Fiedler.

Veronika Cmárová won silver (aged 21) in K1 under 65 kg category; and the collection was completed by three bronze medals: Lucia Cmárová in K1 under 60 kg, Jaroslav Paľa in kick-light (tatami) of men over 94 kg, and Katarína Dovalová in kick-light of women over 70 kg.

In the overall evaluation of countries, Slovakia shared 14th place with the Czech Republic, having scored 1-1-3; and in the most attractive ring discipline K1, it even finished sixth (after host Serbia, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Morocco), the TASR newswire wrote.

In Belgrade, a total 669 kickboxers competed (176 women and 493 men) from 55 countries representing five continents. 

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