Brazilian kickboxer Thiara Borghardt Milagres Andrade from Espírito Santo, who was called to represent Brazil in the WAKO World Cup 2014 Brazil Stage, has just found out she is pregnant and can no longerattend the event. The has a successful career as a national champion and she represented her country at 2013 WAKO World Championship in Antalya, Turkey and Brazilian Confederation of Kickboxing was expected a lot from her at WAKO World Cup 2014 Brazil Stage. Instead of her, Caroline Barty, from SãoPaulo will represent hr country at WAKO World Cup 2014 Brazil Stage.
Thiara expressed her feelings as: “Unfortunately I will not compete at World Cup although mytickets are purchased, I am well trained my luggage is ready and I had plan to bring anoutstanding victory in this event since I was ready to beat any opponent. This month I had a hard time losing weight in a way I never hadbefore and yesterday my trainer advised me to go to take medical certificate for competition. The doctor consulted me and she forbade me to compete and told me that I am pregnant. Still I will continue to participate in all kickboxingevents as trainer of my team and as a referee. Iwill be actively working in this wonderful sportkickboxing that gives me only happiness. Soon I will return to competitions fighting to be just one more time champion.”
Thiara is married with kickboxing trainer Luis Mario Andrade who will represent his country in Riminy, Italy at Cadets & Juniors World Championships 2014 as Brazilian National Team Coach. As WorldKickboxing.Net of Kickboxing would like to congratulate the couple and we wish the best for them.
Reşat Onur Er, is a law graduate from Turkey with LL.M degree. He is involved in kickboxing since 2012. He is Turkish Kickboxing Federation Chairman of Students Committee and Member of Committee on Foreign Relations, WAKO IF Member of Education/Students Committee WAKO European Kickboxing Federation Member of Students/Educational Committee and is founder of WorldKickboxing.Net. He is a licensed kickboxing athlete who has 7th Dan Dark Brown Belt. He has been working actively for development of kickboxing in Turkey and Africa. He works at Cape Town Iron and Steel Works as a Legal Assistant.