50th EKF Senior Championships in Istanbul, Turkey

Fight Network Staff / March 19, 2015 - 3:52pm

The registration of athletes for the 50th EKF Senior Championships in Istanbul (Turkey) has now closed and the names of the participants are disclosed.

From Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of March, around 495 athletes from at least 47 nations will compete to become the new European Karate Champions of one of the 16 existing categories.

The European champions will fight to retain their title, as Serap Ozcelik (Turkey), Sara Cardin (Italy), Bottaro Viviana (Italy), Georgios Tzanos (Greece), Jonathan Horne (Germany), Sheroziya Inga (Russia),Clavien Fanny (Switzerland), Erkan Enes (Turkey). This year we have the return of Rafael Aghayev (Azerbaijan), who was injured last year.

The best competitors will qualify for the 1st European Games.
The European Games is a multi-sport event for athletes from all over Europe and is held every four years. The Games are owned, organised and regulated by the European Olympic Committees. In 2015, Baku will be the proud Host City of the 1st European Games. Competition take place from June 12 to 28.

The finals will be broadcast live in 50 countries (Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Djibouti, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Tunisia, France, Andorra, Monaco, Mauritius, Madagascar and French overseas territories, Canada, Venezuela, Spain, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) and for other countries, the final will be available on Youtube live streaming.

One day before the 50th EKF Senior Championships, EKF Congress was held in HQ hotel conference room. A part of the conference was directed to present the first European Games in Baku (June 2015).

Program

THURSDAY 19 MARCH 2015

10:00 – 12:00 Kata Individual Male–Female 12:00 Male +84 kg -84 kg
13:15 Female +68 kg -68 kg
14:15 Male -75 kg -67 kg

15:30 Female -61 kg -55 kg
16:30 Male -60 kg & Female -50 kg
17:30 Repechages Kumite Male & Femal

FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2015

10:00 – 11:15 Kata Team Male & Female
11:15 Team Male
13:30 Team Female
15:30 Repechages Kumite Team Male & Female 17:30 Opening Ceremony

SATURDAY 21 MAY 2015

Bronze matches
09:30 – 09:40 Kumite Female +68 kg 09:40 – 09:55 Kumite Male +84 kg 09:55 – 10:05 Kumite Female -68 kg 10:05 – 10:20 Kumite Male -84 kg 10:20 – 11:30 Kumite Female -61 kg 10:30 – 10:40 Kumite Female -55 kg 10:40 – 10:55 Kumite Male -75 kg 10:55 – 12:00 Break
FINALS
12:00 – 12:05 Kumite Female +68 kg 12:05 – 12:12 Kumite Male +84 kg 12:12 – 12:22 Medals award
12:22 – 12:27 Kumite Female -68 kg 12:27 – 12:34 Kumite Male -84 kg 12:34 – 12:39 Kumite Female -61 kg 12:39 – 12:54 Medals award
12:54 – 12:59 Kumite Female -55 kg 12:59 – 13:06 Kumite Male -75 kg 13:06 – 13:16 Medals award
13:16 – 15:30 Lunch break

BRONZE matches
15:30 – 15:45 Kata individual Female 15:45 – 16:00 Kata individual Male 16:00 – 16:15 Kumite Male -60 kg 16:15 – 16:25 Kumite Female -50 kg 16:25 – 16:40 Kumite Male -67 kg 16:40 – 17:10 Kumite Team Female FINALS
18:00 – 18:07 Kata individual Female 18:07 – 18:14 Kata individual Male 18:14 – 18:24 Medals award
18:24 – 18:31 Kumite Male -60 kg 18:31 – 18:36 Kumite Female -50 Kg 18:36 – 18:43 Kumite Male -67 kg 18:43 – 18:58 Medals award
18:58 – 19:13 Kumite Team Female 19:13 – 19:20 Medals award

SUNDAY 22 MARCH 2015

BRONZE matches
09:00 – 09:30
Kata Team Male
09:30 – 10:00 Kata Team Female 10:00 – 11:10 Kumite Team Male 11:10 – 12:00 Break

FINALS
12:00 – 12:15 Kata Team Male 12:15 – 12:30 Kata Team Female 12:30 – 12:45 Medals award 12:45 – 13:20 Kumite Team Male 13:20 – 13:30 Medals award CLOSING CEREMONY

About WKF

The World Karate Federation is a permanent organization governing all styles of karate and is composed by 188 national karate federations affiliated at a worldwide level.
Recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Member of SportAccord and of the International World Games Association (IWGA)

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