Karate fighters from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol reassert nationwide leadership
PR Service, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol
Karate fighters from the Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol sports club made a strong showing at the 13th Russian championship in the eastern martial art Shotokan Karate-do held from March 1 to 3 in Shchelkovo, Moscow Region.
The tournament brought together over 1,500 athletes from 40 regions across the country. The Stavropol Territory was represented exclusively by the employees of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol. The championship served as a mandatory stage in the pre-qualification process for Russia's national team prior to the international competitions in the new sports season.
As usual, the tournament's program consisted of two Shotokan categories: kata (formal exercises) and kumite (sparring). Medal events took place in individual and team competitions among girls and boys of different age categories. The fighters of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, leaders of national and European Shotokan Karate-Do contests, won 13 awards on the tatami in Shchelkovo, giving some of the best athletic performances by Stavropol representatives at these prestigious tournaments.
The title of national champions in individual kumite went to Anatoly Anashkin (11 years old) and Danila Mashchenko (15 years old), who together with Vladislav Chernov and Zakhar Makhrinov helped his team earn gold in the age category for 14-15-year-olds. The youngest pupils of the club achieved excellent results: newcomers to national competitions Savely Satarin (1st place) and Ivan Zhizhenko (2nd place) shared the top spots in the age category for 8-year-olds. Five more times, athletes of the Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol sports club climbed the second step of the podium, while three athletes brought home bronze medals.
Savely Satarin (1st place) and Ivan Zhizhenko (2nd place), awardees of 2019 Russian championship in Shotokan Karate-do
Based on the results of the tournament, four karate fighters from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol were selected for the next European championship, which will take place in the Czech Republic in late May 2019.
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.