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Belarusians preparing for Kickboxing World Championships, aiming at medals

The Belarusian Kickboxing Championship has determined the best athletes who will become part of the national team for the upcoming kickboxing world championship due in Budapest in mid-October.

In total, 32 fighters will represent Belarus at the World Championships. Of these, 12 are in K-1 section and the same number is in the low-kick. The eight remaining places are for women, among them lightweight Alena Leshkevich. She is the current owner of the intercontinental championship belt. Belarus is among the medal hopefuls, so the only aim is top three.

Mikhail Stepanov, head coach of the Belarusian national martial arts team:
The team is quite good, in principle, there are a lot of young athletes who will defend the honor of our country at the World Championships. I think we will be able to cope well with the tasks and will perform well in our championship. The task, of course, is always the highest - 1st-3rd places, not lower. Nobody can tell the future, because everyone understands that the level of kickboxing has also grown very much in the nearest countries, I mean Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. By the way, Serbia and Morocco, too. We see a fairly serious breakthrough in kickboxing, there are a lot of people engaged.

Belarusians preparing for Kickboxing World Championships, aiming at medals