The "Golden Belt" is a summing up the achievements of Russian athletes and coaches, it is a tribute to their dedication, professionalism, strength of will and spirit, an expression of gratitude to those who stand at the origins of the martial arts in Russia and those who continue to climb on the podium at world championships, contributing to the promotion of the arts.
This year's winners were Artem Vahitov ("The brightest victory of the year," Thai boxing), Marina Mohnatkina ("The brightest victory of the year," Sambo), Paul Korzhavyh ("Best Athlete of the Year", jiu-jitsu), Catherine Kozlachkova (" Best Female Athlete of the Year ", Taekwondo ITF), Eugene Ilm (" Best Coach of the Year ", kiokusinkaj), fire-found iron (" Fidelity tradition "Aikido), Gennady Korolev (" In Service of the Fatherland ", martial arts), Leonid SHCHEPKIN ( Loyalty to the chosen path", Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate-Do), Abdurahman Bilar ("Will to Win", grappling)
Each National award winner received a statuette of "Golden Belt" People's Artist of Russia and martial artist Alexander Rukavishnikova. The reward for the winners are also a numbered diploma and a badge, considered the highest award of the Russian Union of Martial Arts.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the "Golden Belt” was World Champion Ekaterina Kozlachkova.
The award is a national awards ceremony held by Russian Union of Martial Arts (RUMA), and this year the ceremony was held in the Kremlin.
Ekaterina Kozlachkova was recognized as "the best athlete of the year among all martial arts." The award was presented by the Deputy Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation.
That track record Ekaterina Kozlachkova is below (only the medals in the individual competition are listed)
5 gold, 1 - Bronze
3 - Gold
7 - Gold, 8 Silver, 5 - Bronze
5 - Gold, 1 - Silver
Overall champion of Europe 2006.2009 and 2012
Overall champion at world championships in 2011 and 2013