Athlete from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol wins medals at JKA European Championships
PR Service, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol
From April 5 to 7, the Norwegian city of Stavanger hosted the 24th JKA European Championships in the eastern martial art Shotokan Karate-do. Stanislav Kiryanov, a member of the Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol sports club, made a strong showing in the competition.
The international tournament held under the auspices of the Japan Karate Association (JKA) brought together over 300 athletes from 25 European countries. One of the largest teams in the competition was the Russian team, which included Stanislav Kiryanov from the gas transmission company.
The JKA European Championships were chiefly notable for the fact that there were only two age categories: juniors (18–20 years old) and seniors (21 years old and above). The program included two types of Shotokan Karate-do: kata (formal exercises) and kumite (sparring). The results were announced for the individual and team events for men and women.
It was Stanislav Kiryanov's first outing in the adult age group at such a prestigious tournament. The athlete from the Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol club earned two medals: one gold in team kumite with his fellow countrymen and one bronze in the individual competition, in which he lost only to his rivals from France and Russia.
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“Our athlete has made a strong debut at the international competition for adults,” said Victor Mashchenko, Director of the Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol sports club. “Our fighters will soon take part in a European tournament in Shotokan Karate-do, and we will make every effort to help them win numerous awards during this competition.”
Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom.
The company operates linear gas trunklines that pass through 10 constituent entities of the North Caucasus and Southern Federal Districts of the Russian Federation. It also ensures that gas is supplied to Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, and the Republic of South Ossetia.
Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol consists of 18 branches, including 10 gas pipeline operation centers.
The company's annual gas transmission volumes vary from 60 to 70 billion cubic meters, while the total length of gas pipelines exceeds 8,000 kilometers. The company operates 12 compressor stations, 19 workshops, 11 types of gas compressors with a total installed capacity of 1,035.9 MW, and over 360 gas distribution stations.
Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol has in place an Integrated System of Occupational Health, Industrial and Fire Safety Management conforming to the international OHSAS 18000:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard.
The gas transmission company's environmental management system complies with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 international standard.
Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol's headcount is over 7,500 persons. Its headquarters are located in Stavropol.
The company has been promoting Shotokan Karate-do since 1998. There are repeat world, European and Russian champions among the members of the Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol sports club. The club is led by Viktor Mashchenko, Head Coach of the Russian national Shotokan Karate-do team, Honored Shotokan Karate-do Coach of Russia.
At present, the club includes 12 international-class masters of sports: Evgeny Chentsov, Alexander Gizenko, Ivan Kiryanov, Sergey Umrikhin, Mkhitar Mkhitaryan, Vladislav Ivanov, Islam Nagoev, Alexey Zaitsev, Alexander Rud, Stanislav Sobin, Sergey Mashchenko, and Kazbek Mutaliev. Some of the club's athletes are members of the Russian national Shotokan Karate-do team.