Contender champ and silver World Cup medalist!

Today's post is dedicated to my girl Zina, and my teammate Arta who both did some serious damage these past few days!  

4 fights, 3 wins and unfortunately a loss in the finals against Russia. This kickboxing princess showed that she belongs at the top. And there's no doubt she'll be collecting the gold medal next time!

My first international competition was in the world cups in Brazil 2013 and we went together. I swear I was more nervous for her fights than mine. I nearly lost my voice screaming like a maniac!  

Coming from the same team we've always prepared together for national as well as international championships: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Bilbao, São Paulo, Belgrade etc.. 

I'm so proud to see that she's finally in the top were everybody KNOWS she belongs!  

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Serbia

Serbia

Brazil

Brazil

Spain

Spain

Yesterday was a good day for the snake team as well with Arta bringing home the belt from a Pancrease competition called contenders! 

As some of you know, MMA is still illegal in Paris. For the most absurd reasons I might add, but that's another post. So Pancrease is the next best thing. The difference is that you are not not allowed to strike your opponent on the ground. There's also two rounds instead of three, but they added one round to the finals in this case. 

 

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Great fights, with beautiful takedowns. Arta is great sparring for me since we're pretty much the same size and his forte is the ground game.  

I was sitting with the snake team as well as the big Armenian family that was there to support!  

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With Arta and Hoviks sister, such a cutie! 

With Arta and Hoviks sister, such a cutie! 

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