7.12.2016 / Devil's cup
Hell was closed but very generous presents were awaiting usThe statistics of this year Devil´s Cup looked like 13, 163 and 0. That means 13 schools of Taekwondo, 163 contestants and 0 participants who weren´t taken by hell. At the end of competition season the sport hall in primary school of Petřiny welcomed great number of people and all of competitors were awaited by jousts of patterns and sparring. Even though the competition season was very long this ye
ar, especially for juniors thanks to September World championship, the spectators could watch many of masters of the world and also many others medal holders of World and Europe championship.
At first the four rings were filled with the youngest contestants. Although for many of them this was their first experience at competition in patterns, all of them were full of determination and vigour to “fight” for good result. Likewise the pupils sparring offered very interesting matches and I am sure that after few years we will see many of those competitors fighting in the colours of Czech national team at the World or Europe championship.
The junior and senior groups changed their positions on the rings many times but all of spectators could see very fine fights of World and Europe championship medal holders. For instance there were Jiří Novák, Tereza Štekerová, Anežka Čurdová and Anna Pösingerová. Against them rose up as their opponents the medal holders of recent national championship like Dominik Sluka, Pavel Zavadil, Tereza Žilinská, Lukáš Fryč and many, many others.
Although some a bit harder fights appeared during sparring, the pre-Christmas time was noticeable – the opponents respected each other more than ever and after the fight everyone was concerned whether the adversary is all right.
The final announcement of the most successful individuals belonged to members of our school who gained all of the six goblets – Nela Morkovcová (pupil female), Jan Veškrna (pupil male), Tereza Štekerová (junior female), Jiří Novák (junior male), Veronika Holečková (senior female) and Egor Popov (senior male). The placings of three best school was as followed – 1st Sonkal Praha, 2nd Tong-Il České Budějovice, 3rd Won-Hyo Třeboň.
From hands of organizers every participant obtained a Hell certification and the last thing we could do now is looking forward to being present next year.