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Ukrainian bodyguards secure world challenge

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 01:00

Sept. 27 - Teams from Ukraine take the top three spots in the Bodyguard World Championships held in their home country. Tara Cleary reports.

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Roman Rayuk is a Ukrainian bodyguard. And even though this incident is just an exercise, it's what fulltime protectors like Rayuk often face. His team is one of 21 that took part in the Bodyguard World Championships in his home country. The competition was held over four days and contestants were judged in a number of areas, including field work, shooting skills and unarmed combat. A requirement was that all entrants have jobs as bodyguards. SOUNDBITE: Roman Rayuk, bodyguard for the Ukrainian State Security Service, saying (Russian): "This kind of sport has spread everywhere through the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries and abroad now. The teams are gaining expertise and experience from year to year, their professional skills are growing." First place went to Rayuk's team with Ukrainian teams also taking second and third places.

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Ukrainian bodyguards secure world challenge

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 01:00