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Big sports at 42. How did Ihor Yevtushenko become jiu-jitsu world champion?

"No one is born a winner. Everyone starts from scratch," said the champion from Kherson. We talk about where he started and how he achieved sporting success on his own.

The other day a school janitor from Kherson, Ihor Yevtushenko, surprised the entire country: he became the world champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He raised funds for the championship, which took place in the United Arab Emirates, through social media, and started doing this sport at 42! Rubryka asked the winner why age isn't an obstacle to sports and new hobbies, how to achieve the goal on your own and why you shouldn't listen to skeptics.

What is the problem?

It is believed that professional athletes begin to acquire skills in childhood, and often it is true. But what if the desire to become an athlete appeared in adulthood? Are the doors of sports already closed?

Not really. There are many sports that you can start at any time, whether in 30, 40, or even 50 years. And even achieve great success and become a champion! Another thing is that it will take a lot of work.

Ігор Євтушенко став чемпіоном світу з джиу-джитсу

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