Olympic Dreams project's participant Anna Oliynyk-Korniyko won a gold medal at the European Judo Cup

Anna Oliynyk-Kornijko, a participant in the Olympic Dreams project, won a gold medal at the regular stage of the European Judo Cup among cadets, which took place in Bielsko-Biała (Poland). The day before, Anna went through the next stage of training in Cyprus as part of the Olympic Dreams international sports camp project launched by "The Future for Children" Charitable Foundation. Anna won five fights in a row with representatives of Germany, the Czech Republic and Lithuania in the weight category up to 70 kg. 781 athletes from 34 countries took part in the championship.

"Thank you to the Olympic Dreams project and "The Future for Children" and Kepaky funds for the opportunity to prepare for the tournament safely and qualitatively. We also congratulate Sofia Shchur for the 7th place in the weight category up to 48 kg and Anastasia Levchenko for the 7th place in the weight category up to 52 kg. Glory to Ukraine! Thank you, ZSU!" Anna's coach Oleksandra Starkova wrote on her Facebook page.
At the beginning of May, Anna Oliinyk-Korniyko became one of 150 young Ukrainian athletes who went to the Republic of Cyprus for training. They represent 6 sports: judo, taekwondo, football, fencing, rhythmic gymnastics and athletics.

"This is not the first high result demonstrated by the participants of the Olympic Dreams project at the international level. After the first meeting, we had a winner of the European Championship among cadets and a winner of the European Cup among adults. After the second camp held in Greece, Anastasia Chizhevska became the winner of the European Youth Championship. Finally, after the winter camp, Anna Oliynyk-Korniyko became the champion and bronze medalist of the European Cup among cadets. And now we have Anna's gold medal in Poland," said coach Karen Balayan.
This is already the second camp that has taken place on the territory of this friendly country. In the winter of 2022-2023, a preliminary event was held, during which athletes from Ukraine participated in the Cyprus International Judo Tournament 2023, in which more than 700 participants represented 8 countries of the world. Then the tournament resulted in 30 medals: 14 of which were gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze.

"The result achieved by Anna in Poland is exactly what we set as our goal when we launched the Olympic Dreams international camps project in 2022. Sport is, first of all, a discipline and a systematic approach. Therefore, it was important for us that our young athletes, despite the war, did not stop their training, continued to develop, and gained the necessary experience to represent our country worthily on international sports grounds in the future", emphasized philanthropist and entrepreneur Anatoliy Boyko.

We would like to remind you that the Olympic Dreams international sports camp project aims to support the country's Olympic reserve and provide young athletes from the affected regions of Ukraine with a safe training process in friendly neighboring countries. The project was launched in 2022 by the Charity Fund "Future for Children" with the personal support of patron Anatoliy Boyko. For more than a year of the project's existence, 4 camps have already been held in different countries, including Israel, Greece and Cyprus.

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