WAKO Seniors European Championships 2014 – Overview

WAKO Senior European Championships (FC,K-1,LK) will take place in Bilbao, Spain from 18th to 26th October 2014.

WAKO Seniors European Championships (FC,K-1,LK) will take place in Bilbao, Spain from 18th to 26th October 2014.

WAKO Seniors European Championships (FC,K-1,LK) took place at Pabellon Municipal de Deportes La Casilla in Bilbao, Spain between 18th – 26th October 2014. The championship was held with 3 rings, one ring for each discipline. CEKT , which is the only representative of WAKO in Spain hosted a WAKO Senior European Championship for the first time in history. The event was for ring sports including Full-Contact, K-1 and Low Kick. Promoters of the event had full local and govermental support for this event.

The championship had a very high level of fights and fighters. Even though it was just a continental championship, 480 fighters from 34 countries participated in this event. As a new application, WAKO started to select best fighters and best referee of championships. Best referee of this event was Zoran Simurina from Serbia and best fighters of the championship are as in below:

We were together with Borja Mendioroz and Jose Vicente Eguzkiza who are promoters of the event.
We were together with Borja Mendioroz and Jose Vicente Eguzkiza who are promoters of the event.

Best Fighters of the Event:

Low-Kick
Male: Shamil Gasanbekov, Russia, -71 kg
Female: Maria Domenica Mandolini, Italy, -65 kg

Full-Contact
Male: Gabor Gorbics, Hungary, -63,5 kg
Female: Hanne Lausletho, Finland, -52 kg

K1-Rules
Male: Sergej Maslobojev, Lithuania, -91 kg
Female: Alena Muratava, Belarus, -60 kg

 

Medal Table of the Event:

 

Place

Nation

Gold

Silver

Bronze

1 Russian Federation 30 8 12
2 Italy 3 2 9
3 Turkey 2 9 14
4 Poland 2 5 8
5 Belarus 2 5 5
6 France 2 4 5
7 Croatia 2 3 7
8 Norway 2 2 3
9 Hungary 2 2 2
10 Germany 2 1 5
11 Spain 2 0 4
12 Serbia 1 8 6
13 Finland 1 2 2
14 Czech Republic 1 2 0
15 Bulgaria 1 0 5
16 Austria 1 0 0
16 Lithuania 1 0 0
18 Ukraine 0 1 5
19 Portugal 0 1 2
20 Israel 0 1 1
21 Denmark 0 1 0
22 Slovakia 0 0 5
23 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 3
24 Ireland 0 0 2
24 Great Britain 0 0 2
26 Macedonia 0 0 1
26 Georgia 0 0 1
26 Moldovia 0 0 1
26 Sweeden 0 0 1
26 Estonia 0 0 1
31 Montenegro 0 0 0
31 Switzerland 0 0 0
31 Latvia 0 0 0
31 Slovenia 0 0 0

Although it was the first time that they organized an European Championship, promoters of the event have done a great job. WAKO Cadets & Juniors World Championships 2015 will take place in San Sebastian, Spain and we beleive that CEKT will organize even a better championship next year in San Sebastian with the experience that they gained from this championships. Congratulations to CEKT and local organizing committee for the good organization. We are looking forward to come back to Spain for another kickboxing organization.

 

Photos From the Event:

 

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