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THE BIG HEART OF BILBAO

EU kickboxing Championship for ring disciplines was hosted in Bilbao, Spain

THE BIG HEART OF BILBAO

       European kickboxing Championships for ring disciplines have just finished. Total score was 480 competitors from 34 countries. Different from what we had all passed years, this Championship presented only ring disciplines, without tatami. The reason was the request from the organizer, because of less time in preparing Championship, to stay only on ring disciplines: full contact, K1 rules and low kick. It was like it passed, but for sure we lacked one tatami.

    First day of competition started with good balance: fights were quite arduous, quality was very high.  Opening ceremony passed quickly with alignment of the participating countries and referees. The show was completed with presenting national sport of Basque region, some kind of power lifting, with one of the strongest man in Basque who was juggling with 200 kg cargo in front all of audience.

   Eliminating fights lasted the second day where we could see couple of good knockouts and high quality performance of fighters. Adrenaline from the rings was spread contagiously on the auditorium. 

   Curiosity of competition was access in the ring of one of the most important persons in organizing this Championship, Miss Anna Isabel Sordo who is the Secretary of Spanish kickboxing organization. Her opponent was Miss Marija Bodac from Croatia, who was better this time. After this challenge in the ring, nothing else left to Anna, than to go back to her administrative tasks.

    Championship lasted five days. It was very successful. Bilbao presented very much of hospitality. We had fantastic hot weather at that time and a host with big heart for all WAKO people.

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The best of the best on WAKO European Championship with Mr. Borislav Pelevic, WAKO Europe President and Mr. Espen Lund, WAKO IF Acting President:

Referee: Mr. Zoran Simurina (Serbia)

Fighters:

Low kick female: Maria Domenica Mandolini (Italy), 65 kg

Low kick male: Shamil Gasanbekov (Russia), 71 kg

Full contact female: Hanne Lauslehto (Finland), 52 kg

Full contact male: Gabor Gorbics (Hungary), 63.5 kg

K1 rules female: Alena Muratava (Belorussia), 60 kg

K1 rules male: Sergey Masloboyev (Lithuania), 91 kg

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Photo: Judges and referees seminar : Vadim Ukraintchev, Yury Lakhtikov, Borislav Pelevic and Sami Savo.   

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Photo: On the seminar.

Text and photos
by Marijana Pelevic

More photos in gallery on this link

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Please find here below enclosed UPDATED Results, Pools, Medals table and official Report with numbers of all participants of WAKO Senior European Championships (Ring Sports only) held in Bilbao, Spain, from 18th to 26th October 2014. 

Attachments
Report with number of participants
All Results
FC Pools
LK Pools
K-1 Pools
FC Medals Table
LK Medals Table
K-1 Medals Table
Medals Table - All

 

EC Bilbao Finals LIVE STREAM

The live stream for the finals can be found here:

European Kickboxing Championship Full Contact finals
http://youtu.be/cDRhQ1vKhf4


European Kickboxing Championship K1 finals
http://youtu.be/zt1AljJoVF4

European Kickboxing Championship Galla Fights Full Contact, K1, Low Kick
http://youtu.be/cnQfDUxSKyo

Replays of the semifinales and quarterfinals is here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/knockoutno/videos?view=2&sort=dd&live_view=503&shelf_id=19

 

Senior WAKO European Championships

Dear friends,
maribor-2014-photoIt is my pleasure and great honor to invite you and your team to participate in second part of Senior WAKO European Championships. This Championships will take place in Maribor, Slovenia from November 15th to November 23rd in all tatami disciplines: Light contact, Point fighting, Kick light contact and Musical forms.
All necessary information about event you can find in Official Invitation.
Please, read carefully all information and if you need any assistance don't hesitate to contact us.


With best regards,


Prof. Borislav Pelevic Ph.D
WAKO Europe President


Attachments:

1. Official Invitation

2. Entry forms

3. WAKO Declaration

4. WAKO Waiver

5. WAKO Medical

WAKO Senior European Championships (FC,K1,LK)

WAKO Senior European Championships (FC,K1,LK) will take place in Bilbao (Spain) from 18th to 26th October 2014.

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For all necessary information about the event; general info, program, entry papers, visa request, hotel and transfer booking, please download the official invitation!

ATTENTION
At weigh in and medical control it is necessary to have ready the medical examination WAKO Questionnaire and Waiver duly filled in and signed by each Senior athlete.

During accreditation you'll be requested also to fill in the WAKO Declaration and Undertaken.

You can find all necessary documents herewith enclosed.

 Contact: Mr. Jose Vicente Eguzkiza ()

Attachments

Official Invitation - EC Bilbao 2014

Medical Examination WAKO Questionnaire WAKO European Championships Seniors Bilbao-Spain 18 to 26 October 2014

WAKO Waiver 2014 - WAKO European Championships 2014

WAKO Declaration and Undertaken

NOW YOU BOUGHT IT, TRY TO EARN IT!

Former Serbian basketball player and the youngest NBA star, changed basketball for the gloves.

   For the WAKO PRO 24th of September was important date because Darko Milicic, former Serbian famous basketball player and NBA Star, signed a Contract with WAKO PRO and became official promoter WAKO PRO in Serbia.

   In Falkensteiner Hotel in Belgrade, the hall was too small to find a place for number of journalists  on the Press conference where, besides Darko Milicic, were also Nenad Pagonis, former WAKO PRO World champion and one of the best competitors ever in WAKO and WAKO PRO history, Barbara Falsoni, WAKO PRO Director, Borislav Pelevic, WAKO Europe President and WAKO IF Vice president, Srdjan Bugarcic, WAKO PRO Technical supervisor and Darko Popivoda, General director of “Mega  promotion system”, company which was in charge of all event.

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Milicic started his professional basketball career at the age of 16 with the Serbian team Hemofarm from Vrsac where he stayed for two seasons until the 2003 NBA Draft. He was the youngest NBA professional basketball player ever and was drafted by Detroit Pistons as pick No. 2 on that year. Next year he took NBA Championship with Detroit Pistons. This  2,14 m tall and 125 kg  weight  sportsman decided to start  professional kickboxing after humanitarian event Nenad Pagonis organized to help little girl Nadja to overcome cancer, where he bought Nenad’s WAKO PRO World title belt . On that occasion, Pagonis said to him: “Now you bought it, try to earn it in the ring!” These words were a challenge to Darko Milicic, who just finished his professional basketball career.

   Barbara Falsoni greeted Darko and stressed that with Serbia, WAKO PRO always had great cooperation. “I would like to wish all the best to Darko Milicic in his new sport”, said Barbara Falsoni.

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   Milicic is already training kickboxing for one year, but he didn’t decided yet discipline in which  he will take his first chance and have his kickboxing debut. But, K-1 is his favorite. About the advantages that Darko Milicic has in kickboxing Nenad Pagonis said: “Undefeatable high, incredible length when he spread his arms, when he gets his knee high up there will be no chance to opponent to continue. K-1 is definitely his discipline.”

This is major step for promotion of WAKO PRO and its activities. Concerning Darko Milicic we wish him only the best in this new challenge.

By Marijana Pelević
Photos by: Marijana Pelević

 

Nenad Pagonis reached an award concerning his contribution to kickboxing

CERTIFICATE OF   APPRECIATION FOR THE BEST

   Nenad Pagonis was awarded with special acknowledge for his contribution  developing kickboxing in the world. Not only with high results, but also with his personal values. This award he received from Borislav Pelevic, Serbian WAKO President, WAKO Europe President and WAKO IF  Vice president.

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WAKO Europe HQ

Address:
Marsala Birjuzova 50
(Mr Srdjan Bugarcic),
11050 Belgrade, Serbia.

Contact phone:
+381 11 4066528
+381 63 289 322

Email:

Acting president
Mr. Istvan Kiraly
+ 36 309 400 935

Mr Istvan Kiraly WAKO Europe Acting President

Secretary
Srđan Bugarčić
+ 381 63 289 322
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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)
Michail Trantafillou (GRC)

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