Ivan Nifontov – Altai Fighter
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- 1. Ivan NifontovAltai Fighterby Nikita Krapivkin, Altai Region, village Topchikha, School number 1.
2. Nifontov Ivan Vitalevich Ivan was born in Kazakhstan, where he got acquainted with judo. When Ivan was 9 years old, his parents moved to Barnaul, where Nifontov continued judo classes and attended Gymnasium 40. Currently he has been coached by Igor Votyakova and bronze medalist Dmitry Sergeyev. Significant contribution to the progress was made by Ivan and head coach of Russian Olympic champion 1980 Italian Ezio Gamba. In 2009 he won the European Championship in Tbilisi. At the World Championships 2009 in Rotterdam was the only Russian to win the gold medal. He currently lives, trains and works in Ryazan. During the Olympic Games in London in 2012 he won a bronze medal in judo in the weight category up to 81 kg, beating the Japanese Takahiro Nakai. Lost in the finals to Korean Kim Jae Bohm, who later became the champion in this weight category. May 26, 2013 was the winner of the prestigious tournament - World Masters, which took place in the city of Tyumen. 3. Nifontov Ivan Ivan Nifontov - an athlete from the Altai region, who is the first in Russian and Soviet history the world judo champion in the weight category up to 81 kg. Ivan Nifontov was recognized as the best judoka in Europe in 2009. This decision was made by the sports committee of the European Judo Union. In addition, he is an instructor at KSU athlete "Regional Sports Club. Year 2009 was very productive for Ivan Nifontov. Nifontov successfully performed in major world competitions that year. The main success was the victory at the World Championship on August 28 (in the weight category up to 81 kg). In April of this year in Georgia in Tbilisi, he won the European Championship, and in July - the Super Bowl of the world series "Grand Slam (Rio de Janeiro) 4. London Olympics Games At the Olympic Games in London in 2012 he won a bronze medal in judo in the weight category up to 81 kg, beating the Japanese Takahiro Nakai. Lost in the finals to Korean Kim Jae Bohm, who later became the champion in this weight category. 5. State Award The Medal "For Services to the Motherland II degree (13 August 2012) - for outstanding contribution to the development of physical culture and sports, high athletic achievements at the XXX Olympic Games 2012 in London (United Kingdom) 6. Meeting the Hero at Home August 5, 2012, International Airport Barnaul, four in the morning, everybody was getting ready for the arrival of the bronze medalist XXX Summer Olympic Games in London Ivan Nifontov. Altai judoka earned a third Olympic medal for the Russian team. The family and friends of Ivan Nifontov thoroughly prepared for the return of the champion. 7. Resources: http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%http://www.altairegion22.ru/photo/12034/http://www.google.ru/imghphttp://www.amic.ru/news/188633/