New title awarded to karate fighters from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol
PR Service, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol
Russia’s Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy awarded the Russian Master of Sports of International Class in Oriental Martial Arts titles to karate fighters of the Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol Shotokan sports club.
Russian team including nine sportsmen from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol at 2013 European Shotokan Karate-Do Cup in Konstanz (Germany)
Vladislav Ivanov, Mkhitar Mkhitaryan, Islam Nagoev and Sergey Umrikhin, repeat winners and awardees of prestigious Russian and international tournaments became the honorary title holders. Mkhitar Mkhitaryan is the reigning European champion in Shotokan Karate-Do in adult individual kumite. Vladislav Ivanov became the winner of the 2013 Open Russian Cup and the All-Russian Martial Arts Games as well as won bronze medals at the European Cup. Islam Nagoev and Sergey Umrikhin have many times become the awardees of the Old World Championships as well as Russian Championships in team and individual events.
The honorary title awarded to the company’s karate fighters became yet another acknowledgement of the excellence maintained by the Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol Shotokan oriental martial arts school.
Being a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol is comprised of 19 branches. The company maintains the line pipes passing through 10 Russian constituents and conveying some 70 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The gas pipelines length exceeds 8,000 kilometers.