For the first time ever in WAKO history on December 1st 2013 General Assembly for foundation of WAKO European kickboxing Federation (WAKO EUROPE) took place at Pine Maritim Beach Resort in Antalya, Turkey, during the Senior World Championships for Point Fighting, Light Contact, Kick Light, Full Contact and Musical Forms, that is taking place from 29th November to 8th December 2013.
Mr. Borislav Pelevic, President of Serbian Kickboxing Federation, was elected as President of the WAKO EUROPE, new WAKO Continental Division, by unanimous decision.
Among the Board members were elected the following:
Senior Vice President: Mr. Roy Baker (Ireland)
Vice President: Mr.Salim Kaiyci (Turkey)
Vice President: Yuri Filimonov (Russia)
Vice President: Mrs. Francesca Falsoni (Italy)
In few minutes the opening ceremony of the World Championships will start at 19:00 pm, immediately after first qualifications of 4 weight categories per each style will follow!
After the big numbers of last European Championships in Poland for Cadets&Juniors in September and first part of the World Championships in Brasil in October, again we have registered a great attendence to these Championships in Antalya (Turkey) with 1.011 competitors coming from 60 different countries of the 5 continents:
ALGERIA, AUSTRIA, AZERBAIJAN, BELARUS, BELGIUM, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, BRASIL, BULGARIA, CANADA, CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GABON, GEORGIA, GERMANY, GREAT BRITAIN, GREECE, HUNGARY, INDIA, IRELAND, IRAQ, IRAN, ISRAEL, ITALY, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, LIBYA, LATVIA, LIECHTESTEIN, LITHUANIA, MACEDONIA, MEXICO, MOLDAVIA, MONGOLIA, MOROCCO, THE NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, PALESTINE, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SLOVAKYA, SLOVENIA, SOUTH AFRICA, KOREA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TAJIKISTAN, TUNISY, TURKEY, TURKMENISTAN, USA, UKRAINE.