Zsolt Moradi, member of the Organizing Committee of the Hungarian World Cup:
NEW GREAT PLACE, OLD GREAT TOURNAMENT
This is a pritty big tournament, and this is my first tournament where I am on the other side od the arena: I am a member of the Organizing committee of the Hungarian World Cup.
This was the big challenge for me knowing that I am originally a fighter, not a sports manager at the first place and the second, we moved this World cup to another place, from Szeged to Budapest and that were the most challenging facts. But, I realised that after so many tournaments where I have participated as experienced fighter, now I feel like the beginner. This is a little bit weird but this is his great challenge for me. As I am always seeking for the challenges, maybe I became a great organizer.
This is the great honour hat I had the opportunity to be on the team with these great people and the fact that Hungarian Kickboxing federation invited me to be a part of the Organizing Committee, makes me really proud after so many years spent on the tatami. I was super busy in the last two weeks before competition has started and sometimes I thought that it is much easier to be a fighter than the organizer. I expected that and I started to like this job, it is different very much than to be on the tatami.
From this year Hungarian world cup will be organized in Budapest, the Capital city. This is based on the request of many national teams that is much easier to reach Budapest and the fact that here we have better facilities for the big tournament.
This year we have a huge record of participants: registrations from 33 countries, 1400 competitors registered for the tournament and more than 2300 entries. This is great. The best number ever. Also, we have a live broadcast on the biggest National sports channel which is, regarding popularity of kickboxing in Hungary, very important. It will last two hours and there will be some of the best final fights. We were preparing this really hard.
This is important event regarding the interest of the teams to be prepared for the World Games in K1. We have here all the fighting disciplines, K1 as well, so competition is very strong and this is a great chance for fighters who are preparing for next World Games.
Piter Galambos, President of Hungarian Kickboxing Federation, member of the Promoters team:
With changing the place for Hungarian World Cup, we provided better conditions to have a big tournament and that is very important concerning the constant growth of a number of competitors. Here we have all WAKO fighting disciplines. Due to the popularity of kickboxing in Hungary, here we have the Opening ceremony very important people from the political establishment in Hungary. Also, as the President of Hungarian kickboxing Federation, I must say that I am very satisfied with Hungarian team in this tournament, especially I am satisfied that our K1 fighters have a very good chance to have fights before Championships which will be a qualification for the World Games.The only thing we couldn't affect with our work was the weather. We had rain all the time, but I hope that all participants had a chance for some sightseeing.
Zsolt Moradi with Peter Galambos, members of the Organizing Committee of Hungarian Cup 2016
Roy Baker, European WAKO President, congratulate to the Organizing team for the great job.
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Salim Kayici (TUR)
Yury Filimonov (RUS)
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