Kickboxing organization from Ireland, the organizer of this championships, did their best to profile this sport in their country and also to fulfill all standards of the perfect organization.On the Opening ceremony, we had Major of Dublin and Minister of the sport of Ireland and great media exposure.
Fights started 30th August and lasted until 3rd September.
The best ten nations are:
1. Russian Federation
4. United Kingdom
10. United States
In Point fighting teams division Great Britain won a gold medal in fantastic competition with Hungarian team.
In Musical forms, fantastic performance did Alicea Romani (WAKO USA) and Gomez Santillan Carlos Francisco (WAKO Mexico). MC Parland Jesse Jane won two gold medals in the different divisions of Musical forms.
An interesting fact is that in Light contact Juniors, Male, -69 kg division there was the biggest number of participating athletes: in total 25, what makes this division with most concurrence.
During the Championships, the guest of the organizer was Mr. Jeno Kamuti, the President of International Fair Play Organization, who had a presentation of Essence of fair play in sport.
On the special ceremony, Mr. Kamuti awarded WAKO laureate for Fair play 2016 Mr. Romeo Deša and also Mr. Espen Lund, WAKO Vice President for his hard work promoting fair play in our sport. WAKO and CIFP want jointly to intensify the focus on Fair Play and preventive actions affecting the culture in a sport, to cherish either good initiative in Fair Play Spirit of extraordinary behavior putting the Fair Play aspect as a priority.
The World championships were covered during all five days with a live stream on the special Youtube channel WAKO kickboxing and summary of the live stream report is like this: WAKO had total views 162,268 spectators.
The live streams were watched in 150 countries, the top ten were:
Russia, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Ireland, UK, Bulgaria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece.