REPORT GRAND PRIX BIH 2017 SARAJEVO
Place: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, (Sport hall Ilidžal)
Organiser: Kickboxing akademija “Ilidža" Sarajevo
Promotor: Nermin Bašović,prof.
Dear WAKO friends,
The international WAKO tournament „GRAND PRIX BIH 2017“ " took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina last weekend. Great number of 541 fighters from 71 clubs representing 7 countries participated this time. Many thanks to Promoter of kicboxing academy “Ilidža“ Mr. Nermin Bašović for his great job.
"GRAND PRIX BIH 2017" is the international kickboxing tournament held in Sarajevo for children, cadets, juniors, seniors in disciplines:
- Point fighting
- Light contact
- Kick light
- Full Contact
- Low Kick
- K-1 style.
The 14th Athens Challenge Tournament took place 04 -05 February 2017 at the Olympic Wrestling Arena in Ano Liossia.
Organized in association with WAKO and the PAN-HELLENIC FEDERATION OF KICKBOXING “POK", Athens Challenge Tournament is without a doubt the biggest Kickboxing event in Greece.
Athens Challenge Tournament is one of the top 5 Kickboxing events across Europe where each year athletes compete in Kickboxing disciplines: Point Fighting, Light Contact, Kick Light, Low Kick, forms hard style, soft style, weapons and in Self-defense.
This edition 2017 brought over 1220 European athletes from 12 countries such as Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom, Georgia who were competing in 2151 entries. Only Greece had more than 1400 entries. The second in entries was Italy ( 271) and Bulgaria (137).
Over 27 international referees from across Europe travel to Athens each year for the needs of Athens Challenge Tournament where along with 28 Greek referees they guarantee another successful event. The competition was going on 11 tatami areas and on one ring for low kick.
The main sponsor of the 14th Athens Challenge Tournament was VODAFONE and sponsors were Zaros, Dole, Kayak and Loukakos.
Medical sponsor was Latriko hospital.
The best countries are:
4. United Kingdom
The best five clubs are:
1. HMD Italia
2. Ikaros Greece
3. Ikken Bulgaria
4. Kiralyteam Hungary
5. Choy Lee Fut Greece.
An interesting fact is that in category Point fighting kids 8-10 years had the numerous entries: 84, from 23 clubs and category kick light kids 8-10 years had 45 entries from 16 clubs.
Light contact in the category of that age had 36 entries from 14 clubs. These were the largest categories from all at the tournament.
Among seniors, the largest category was Point fighting seniors male -69kg where we had 18 competitors and the best was Scherbakov Viacheslav from CSKA Moscow, Russia. In Open male, there were 29 competitors in really tough concurrence.
Female open had 20 girls hungry for glory, and the best was Nagy Henrietta from Kiraly Team Hungary.
The finals in Team male seniors was the best performance on the tournament, where two teams: Ikaros from Greece (Adamis, Galanopoulou, Soueref, Zagaris) and Kiraly team from Hungary (Gombos, Jaroszkievicz, Morady, Nagy) demonstrated the battle of titans, with perfect techniques, the speed with much of adrenalin.
For medals statistics please click here!
Dear WAKO members,
Please find herewith enclosed WAKO activity calendar 2017.
By the present we would like to remind you the following events for year 2017:
Wroclaw (Poland), 24 – 28 July 2017:
IWGA World Games (K-1 rules)
Skopje (Macedonia), 2 – 10 September 2017:
WAKO Cadets/Juniors European Championships (All Disciplines)
Budapest (Hungary), 18 - 26 November, 2017:
WAKO Senior World Championships (Point Fighting, Full Contact, Kick Light, Musical Forms)
If any further information about events from WAKO Continental Divisions had to come the calendar will be updated accordingly.
Following WAKO rules and regulations the eligibility for the participation is reserved only to WAKO national Federation/Association members.
In case of any query, update or any additional information please contact
WAKO IF Administration
One of the biggest WAKO events, WAKO World Cup - Irish Open International, for the first time will have K1 rules discipline included in the official program.
Dear WAKO friends,
here is list of next five WAKO European events.
Golden Glove (WAKO European Cup)
21.-22. January 2017.
Athens Challenge 2017
4.-5. February 2017.
Karlovac Open (WAKO European Cup)
10-12. February 2017.
Grand Prix BiH
18. February 2017.
Slovak Open 2017
24-26. February 2017.
In article below you can find list of all WAKO events for next year
First vice-president and acting president
+ 353 87 677 5614
+ 381 63 289 322
WAKO Europe Board
Francesca Falsoni (ITA)
Salim Kayici (TUR)
Yury Filimonov (RUS)
Borislav Pelević (SRB)
Daimi Akin (NOR)
Istvan Kiraly (HUN)
Aleksandra Nedelkovska (MKD)
Katarzyna Kociszewska (POL)
Olga Pavlenko (UKR)
Nicolaus Gstaettner (AUT)