Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol athletes bring home medals from Czech Republic
PR Service, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol
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Pupils of the Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol sports club won four medals at the JKA European Championships 2019 in the eastern martial art Shotokan, which were taking place from May 25 to 26 in the Czech city of Kadan.
Pupils of Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol club at JKA European Championships in Czech Republic
The tournament, held under the auspices of the Japan Karate Association (JKA), gathered together karate fighters from 19 European countries. Many teams brought their strongest athletes to the Czech Republic in order to test their abilities before the World Championships due in September. The Russian team included three fighters from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, who had successfully made it through the elimination rounds.
According to the tournament program, the young athletes competed in two Shotokan Karate-do categories: kata (formal exercises) and kumite (sparring). The medal events consisted of individual and team competitions in open weight classes. Girls and boys were fighting in several age categories. Separate international competitions were arranged for athletes aged 9 to 14 years.
The athletes from Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol brought home one gold, one silver and two bronze medals from the Czech competitions. Artem Legotin and Danila Mashchenko helped the Russian team take first place in the team kumite for 16-17-year-olds. It was Danila who earned his team the decisive point after the two previous matches had ended in a draw. He also stood out in the individual competition and won the silver medal of the European tournament. Alina Anashkina, a newcomer to the international competitions, did well at the Czech tatami by showing impressive results in the individual and team kumite. She came back to the Stavropol Territory with two bronze medals.
Danila Mashchenko, two-time medalist of European Championships in Shotokan Karate-do
Based on the tournament results, the Russian team came out on top in the team event. The Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol sports club was instrumental to the team's victory.
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.