These are people who have a common goal and who each time demonstrate the power of spirit and skill in international competitions, European and world championships. These are sportsmen with disabilities, for whom karate has become more than just a sport. This is a new breath and an opportunity to feel important again. The championship of parasportsmen is a vital event in the life of each participant with special needs.
Karate fills the lives of our racesportsmen. Discipline and schedule do not allow them to stop, but inspire to move on.
It is a constant desire to work for oneself, to improve and not to retreat to difficulties.
Karatites once again feel the need and a full-fledged link in society.
We do not divide the champions among people with disabilities and typical athletes, but hold championships inclusive - that is, together.
It is our pride and faith. We are proud of our sportsmen who take the challenge before and win them!
As part of the tournament for the first time in Ukraine there was an international 1st International Para-karate CUP. Sportsmen with intellectual disabilities, musculoskeletal system and wheelchairs from Canada, Belgium, Hungary and Ukraine took part.
Competitions were held simultaneously at 6 tatami. Sportsmen performed 55 individual and team categories of kata and kumite in different age groups from 6 to 17 years.
The panel of judges was made up of 48 judges from Ukraine, and was headed by the judge of the international category EKF Sergey Spasichenko (Kyiv).
The opening ceremony of the competition began with a grand parade of participants of 40 clubs, the performance of the Ukrainian anthem. The greetings were made by: Tetyana Ushakova - chairman of the organizing committee of the competitions, president of the sports club "Arey"; Stanislav Gorun - winner of the World Karate Games in Wroclaw; Dmitry Mitsak is a participant of the Winter Olympics in 2014, Sochi, a member of the National Olympic Committee athlete committee; Oksana Vatseba, Deputy Head of the Department of Youth and Sport of Lviv State Administration.
In the team event won the Chernivtsi club "Leader", the second place - Chernomorsk club "Katana", and third place - Kyiv club "Sen-Bin".
The head of the organizing committee Tetyana Ushakova expresses gratitude to the leadership of the Ukrainian Federation of Karate; To partners of the tournament: Onur, Moya Krayina, Bukovytsia ski resort, Innovo clinic for a significant contribution to the organization of the tournament and the development of karate in Lviv, as well as sponsors of the tournament: Zernovita, Kliamra, Balzano food, LLC Status MKS for assistance and support of the LVIV KARATE OPEN and PARA-KARATE CUP international tournament.
02-12-18 age groups of 12 years and older
The beginning of the competition - 9 a. m.
Para-karate - 11 a. m.
Solemn opening - 1 p. m.