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14th Challenge for the Best

February 14, 2017

Organized in association with WAKO and the PAN-HELLENIC FEDERATION OF KICKBOXING “POK”, Athens Challenge Tournament is without a doubt the biggest Kickboxing event in Greece.

Athens Challenge Tournament is one of the top 5 Kickboxing events across Europe where each year athletes compete in Kickboxing disciplines: Point Fighting, Light Contact, Kick Light, Low Kick, forms hard style, soft style, weapons and in Self-defense.

This edition 2017 brought over 1220 European athletes from 12 countries such as Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom, Georgia who were competing in 2151 entries. Only Greece had more than 1400 entries. The second in entries was Italy ( 271) and Bulgaria (137).

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Over 27 international referees from across Europe travel to Athens each year for the needs of Athens Challenge Tournament where along with 28 Greek referees they guarantee another successful event. The competition was going on 11 tatami areas and on one ring for low kick.

The main sponsor of the 14th Athens Challenge Tournament was VODAFONE and sponsors were Zaros, Dole, Kayak and Loukakos .

Medical sponsor was Latriko hospital .

The best countries are:

1. Greece
2. Italy
3. Bulgaria
4. United Kingdom
5. Hungary

The best five clubs are:

1. HMD Italia
2. Ikaros Greece
3. Ikken Bulgaria
4. Kiralyteam Hungary
5. Choy Lee Fut Greece.

An interesting fact is that in category Point fighting kids 8-10 years had the numerous entries: 84, from 23 clubs and category kick light kids 8-10 years had 45 entries from 16 clubs.

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Sean veira, eliah everil with british team

Light contact in the category of that age had 36 entries from 14 clubs. These were the largest categories from all at the tournament.

Among seniors, the largest category was Point fighting seniors male -69kg where we had 18 competitors and the best was Scherbakov Viacheslav from CSKA Moscow, Russia. In Open male, there were 29 competitors in really tough concurrence.

Female open had 20 girls hungry for glory, and the best was Nagy Henrietta from Kiraly Team Hungary.

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The finals in Team male seniors was the best performance on the tournament, where two teams: Ikaros from Greece (Adamis, Galanopoulou, Soueref, Zagaris) and Kiraly team from Hungary (Gombos, Jaroszkievicz, Morady, Nagy) demonstrated the battle of titans, with perfect techniques, the speed with much of adrenalin.

For medals statistics please click here !

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