Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

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. 

Top stories

Letters can be checked at work – but is it legal?

The recent scandal surrounding the parliamentary office opening and checking the post of MPs has opened the issue of postal privacy – which also concerns emails or text messages – guaranteed by the law.

Andrej Danko, speaker of parliament

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.

Blog: A line does not always form

A foreigners' real experience at the foreigners’ police department in Bratislava.

The foreigners’ police department in Petržalka

Coalition SNS seeks mandatory 13th salary

The business sector claims that such a step would lead to speculation and slow the growth of wages.