Four beach soccer games concluded the pre-last round of the second leg of the Russian championship which is underway in Kazan. Thai boxing quarterfinals and semifinals are right ahead. The All-Russian Beach Games are gaining momentum.
Krylia Sovetov vs Kristall: 3-6
Goals: Peletsky (9), Anikeev (23), Pinyaev (30) – Krasheninnikov (2), Romanov (3), Nelito (16), Avgustov (22), Datinha (24), Paporotny (31).
Kristall's goalkeeper Mikhail Avgustov tried a long-range kick at the end of the second half and luckily scored a winning goal. Kristall is on a winning streak in Kazan.
Goals: Sukrutin (5), Basov (13), Churlayev (24), Bokinha (32) – Borisov (8), Plaksin (9), Zborovsky (24).
Only at the end of the match the recent leader of the Russian championship managed to put away the outsider who could have stopped the series of their own defeats. Bokinha handed Delta a victory.
The strong team from Saint-Petersburg had no chance to succeed against CSKA players’ attacks. They grabbed a consolation at the score 0-7. Ott Noel performed a hat trick.
Goals: Kotenev (2), Eremeev (16, 29), Aksenov (32) – Eremeev (8, OG), Kryshanov (10), Safronov (25,26), Lucao (32).
Egor Eremeev performed a hat trick as well, but it was an own goal first. At the beginning of the third half Nikita Safronov bagged a brace; Lucao hit a strike when Strogino was about to tie the score. Lokomotiv continues to challenge the leaders.
Round 12 matches
Krylia Sovetov vs Spartak
Strogino vs Elmont
Kristall vs CSKA
Delta vs City
Thai boxing competitions will feature the men's quarterfinals and the women's semifinals. The preliminaries took places on Tuesday.
The winners in the weight category up to 45 kg are Vera Negodina and Maria Ratmanskaya; in the under 48 kg the crown was taken by Elena Malakhova; Indira Kanukova and Ekaterina Gurina took the lead in the under 51 kg; Polina Petrova and Maria Klimova – in the under 54 kg. Maria Klimova and Kristina Kuznetsova made to the semifinals in the weight category under 57 kg, Ekaterina Vinnikova and Maria Kostokova – in the under 60 kg. In the heaviest weight class up to 67 kg the winners were Viktoria Vdovina and Elena Zhukova.
Maria Kostikova from Kemerovo Oblast shared her impressions.
"I was worrying how I would fight after a pause caused by the injury, but all in all it was good. There're moments to work on, as always. But for the first fight it's not that bad. I strive for victory, nothing else. There is always place for worries, sure, I have only participated in the Russian championships, I'm only starting to prove my excellence in my weight class. I haven't had much difficulties during the fight today. I knew what to do and tried to do it.
The next fight is going to be a lot easier. Other variants but victory are out of the question.
We competed at the World Cup in Kazan last winter. The weather was fine. We liked it then. Now we are staying in the Universiade Village. It’s green; peace and calm here.”
The preliminaries determined the male Thai boxers to further compete: Charak Murtuzaliev and Alxander Zatinaychenko (48 kg), Stepan Tkachenko (51 kg) and Armen Simonyan (57 kg), Farid Shakhbazov (75 kg), Sergey Veselkin (81 kg), Nadir Iskhakov and Gadzhi Medzhidov (up to 81 kg). In the category 91+ Igor Novikov, Sagov Kureish and Alexander Grinchuk made it to the next round of the competitions.
Media and Communications Department of Directorate for Sports and Social Projects