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Karlovac Open 2018 - Successful European Cup

In the period from 9 to 11 February 2018 European Cup "Karlovac Open 2018." was held in Karlovac, which brought together 1866 competitors from 28 countries and 177 clubs. The competition was held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, the Croatian Olympic Committee, the Croatian Central State Office for Sport and with support from local community and organized by the Croatian kickboxing Federation and Kickboxing club "Tigar" as executive organizer (Mr. Zoran Cicvara)

 karlovac open 2018 hall view

The competition was held in two sports halls in order to achieve the highest quality. In the big sports hall there were fights in the tatami disciplines (Point Fighting, Light Contact, Kick Light and Musical Forms), while in the another sport hall a competition was held in ring disciplines (Low Kick, Full Contact and K-1).

On the first day of the competition, on Friday, February 9, team battles and musical forms were held, followed by an evening gala event in which the selected contestants in the 8 fight fought for the special and very attractive kickboxing belts.

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Winners in gala's fights were:

1. FULL CONTACT -60

RANDALL TENNESSEE 

WALES

2. FULL CONTACT -67

LICHERI GIACOMO 

ITALY

3. K-1 -63,5

CEGURCO VLADISLAV 

MOLDOVA

4. K-1 -71

RADULOVIĆ NOVAK 

SERBIA

5. K-1 -75

SAKAS LOAI 

ISRAEL

6. FULL CONTACT -60

JOHN DALTON 

WALES

7. LOW KICK -81

MAĐERIĆ MATIJA 

CROATIA

8. K1 -81

BASARA ROBERT 

CROATIA

On the second day of the competition, on Saturday, February 10, a lot of competition (in point fighting) was held in the city sport hall, while at the same time a fights in ring disciplines was held in the gymnasium hall - qualifications in all ring disciplines.

On the third day of the competition on Sunday February 11 were held in the city sport hall of the light contact and Kick light disciplines, while the finals of all categories in the ring disciplines were held in the smaller gymnasium sport hall.

The competition ended without any serious injury, which can be thanked to very high-quality judges - more than 70 judges and referees from almost all participated countries (chief referee for tatami sports was Gina Englehardt from Netherland and chief referees for ring sports were Zoran Šimurina from Serbia and Tomislav Novosel from Croatia) who have done their job at a very high level of professionalism. The WAKO organizing committee that arrived in Karlovac has prepared the competition program so well that, despite a very large number of competitors and fights, each day the competition ended around 8 pm.

Karlovac Open 2018 Belts

Participants:

 ARMENIA

2

 AUSTRIA

77

 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

83

 BULGARIA

122

 CHINESE TAIPEI

2

 CROATIA

502

 DENMARK

7

 FINLAND

4

 FYR OF MACEDONIA

10

 GEORGIA

1

 GERMANY

33

 GREECE

29

 HUNGARY

386

 ISRAEL

85

 ITALY

142

 KYRGYZSTAN

6

 MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF

10

 POLAND

19

 PORTUGAL

2

 RUSSIAN FEDERATION

8

 SERBIA

44

 SLOVAKIA

4

 SLOVENIA

189

 TUNISIA

2

 UKRAINE

9

 UNITED KINGDOM

74

 UNITED STATES

4

 WALES

10

TOTAL

1866

 

Medal statistics - by countries:

Rank: COUNTRY   Gold Silver Bronze Total

1

HUNGARY

 HUN

65

67

92

224

2

CROATIA

 CRO

52

47

97

196

3

ITALY

 ITA

31

22

19

72

4

SLOVENIA

 SLO

28

21

38

87

5

BULGARIA

 BUL

27

13

23

63

6

AUSTRIA

 AUT

13

17

11

41

7

UNITED KINGDOM

 GBR

9

16

18

43

8

GERMANY

 GER

6

8

8

22

9

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

 BIH

5

13

14

32

10

ISRAEL

 ISR

5

1

11

17

 

Medal statistic - by clubs:

Rank Team Country Gold Silver Bronze Total

1

KIRALYTEAM KICKBOXING ACADEMY

 HUN

26

14

17

57

2

MASARU

 BUL

18

6

13

37

3

TEAM LOMBARDIA

 ITA

15

13

11

39

4

DEBRECZENI TEAM

 HUN

14

7

17

38

5

TIGAR KARLOVAC

 CRO

11

8

18

37

 

 

Golden Glove 2018 report

The 13th edition of the Golden Glove - an international event and a must for local kickboxing lovers - was held on January 20th and 21th in the new Zoppas Arena, near the city of Conegliano.

The Arena housed 8 squares and a giant screen that projected images from the previous editions, and staged numerous competing fighters - about 85 clubs and 1000 entries - the half of which were international athletes from a dozen of foreign countries.

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The Wako Europe Cup Golden Glove 2018 - an event supported by the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations - was arranged by the Europe Center One club in association with the Venetian Regional Committee of FIKBMS - the Italian Federation - and with the help of ZenShin, an association from Mareno di Piave.

The competitions started on Saturday with 15 K1 matches, a style that was staged for the first time in this Europe Cup. The day continued with the Light Contact and the KickLight divisions, and with the Tag Team in the evening. Sunday was dedicated to the individual Point Fighting, to the amazing Grand Championship, and the TopTen Kombat Zone tournament shows.

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The opening ceremony stirred deep emotions, with the drums and the flag-wavers of the association "Dama Castellana" (Lady of the Castle), who preceded the entry of referees and children holding the signs of the participating nations (Italy, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Holland, Slovenia, Ukraine, United Kingdom). The President of FIKBMS, Donato Milano, proudly expressed the importance of pairing culture and sport: “When sport is combined with culture and tradition, success is assured, as Italy has a history that must be remembered, and sport is part of it”.

What a show is this Golden Glove! - the promoter of the event Raffaele Di Paolo said enthusiastically - year after year it is growing in numbers, awards, quality and number of styles. The amazing staffs involved have excellently managed the registrations, allowing to carry out the competition within the scheduled time, thus providing serenity and concentration to fighters and coaches!”

The TopTen Kombat Zone, a competition at the highest level, saw the knockout of top fighters from all over Europe. After an exciting performance, the Italian fighters Riccardo Albanese (Fire Generation Team) and Martina Rossi (HMD Italy Team) won the belt, the original handmade Murano glass trophy, and the cash prize.

The Men Grand Championship was also amazing and displayed a podium dominated by the Hungarian Kiraly Team - composed by the Veres brothers (Richard and Roland) - the Slovenian athlete Kolander Tadei, and Riccardo Albanese (third place).

Italy won the highest place of the podium in the Women Grand Championship thanks to Martina Rossi (HMD Italia Team), and the third place with Deborah De Vita (KBA Team).

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At the end of these two days of amazing challenges, the President of the Europe Center One club, Luca Terrin, proud of his staff, told us: "We are already devising new ideas for the next year. This competition is constantly growing and we are confident that the National Federation is keeping an eye on an event that for years has been attracting to Italy formidable top fighters. Meeting high level athletes and coaches help us improve, and I would like to thank all teams and referees for their contribute, and our main sponsor, TOP TEN Italia, that provided the equipment to set up a wonderful arena and gifted each winner with a beautiful pair of gloves”.

The competition was sponsored by CONI (the Italian Olympic Committee) of Veneto, the Province of Treviso and the Municipality of Conegliano. The next edition of the Wako European Cup Golden Glove 2019, is already in progress.

All results can be found on www.sportdata.org

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Istvan Kiraly (HUN)
Salim Kayici (TUR)
Francesca Falsoni (ITA)
Yury Filimonov (RUS)
Nikolaus Gstattner (AUT)
Katarszyna Kocisewska (POL)
Olga Pavlenko (UKR)
Daimi Akin (NOR)
Romeo Desa (HRV)
Tomaz Barada (SVN)
Michaela Kovacova (SVK)
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