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Ukrainian school janitor becomes jiu-jitsu world champion

by Artur Korniienko November 16, 2021 10:01 PM 1 min read
(Ihor Yevtushenko/Facebook)
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Ihor Yevtushenko had to rely on crowdfunding to scrape together the $700 he needed to fly to Abu Dhabi and enter the tournament in which he triumphed over all his competitors.

The 49-year-old from Kherson had previously been the champion of Ukraine and Europe in the under 69 kilogram category.

A former diver, he began practicing jiu-jitsu after work at age 42 to stay in shape.

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