From 128 competitors, Eugene Andrushko (From Khabarovsk) reached the last 8 on the 10th World Shinkyokushinkai Karate Championship. We meet Eugene at the Spartak Sport Complex, while he was training sportsmen for the Russian Tournament.
A punching bag won’t hit you back, but will fairly draw out your strength. This high-speed power training is a great help for increasing the speed endurance. The sportsmen encouraged by Eugene are now passing the same training as once Eugene did, getting ready for the Australian open championship, where he took the second place, and then for the world championship.
-In Australia I had some bad luck, in the final battle I lost to a lightweight athlete. That is why we changed the training techniques: we focused more on intensity, speed qualities, and generally on strength, this tactics bringing worthy results at the Japan Championship.
In the world championship preliminary round, held in Japan, all of the opponents were also more lightweight than Eugene Andrushko. Under such circumstances they could bring it to the weighting procedure, but Eugene didn’t allow that, moreover most of his adversaries were Europe and Asia champions, winners of international tournaments.
-There are about 100 participant countries in the international organizations, but only 128 passed playoff fighters take part in the world championship. Thus, practically each country’s representative is a champion.
All in all Eugene Andrushko participated in 5 tournament matches, losing in quarterfinals to another Russian team sportsmen, Roman Nesterenko, who took the 3rd place losing only to the Japanese athlete Hariciko Tsukamoto –who became the world champion. In any case, the winners of this tournament, which is held like the Olympic Game once-in-4-years, became the 8 strongest fighters in the world, among which one is from Khabarovsk. At the previous championship Denis Grigoriev was also one of the best athletes.
-Three Russian athletes made their way in the best 8 fighters of the world, doing the same in this tournament. The Russian team repeated its success and Eugene represented our dojo very well.
Now, together with Denis Grigoriev Eugene Andrushko is training Khabarovsk karate fighters for the Russian Weight Category Karate Championship in December.
-Eugene Igorevici – is a great sempai. He has great technical knowledge – as he is a world championship prize-winner and Russia’s champion…all in all he is very versed.
Concerning Eugene Andrushko, he is taking a pause from personal training. But soon he’ll get on his way as there are quite a lot of tournaments in the future!