Beginning of the working year in WAKO was reserved for GOLDEN GLOVE tournament
GREAT EVENT FOR ALL KICBOXING LOVERS
Big competition which opened WAKO schedule for 2015. working year, took place on 17th and 18th January in the new Arena di Conegliano Zoppas. This was the ninth edition of the Golden Glove, International event for all lovers of kickboxing.
In the arena there were 8 squares and a giant screen that projected images of previous editions. The huge stage saw numerous competing athletes (about 900 members) of which half foreigners from over 18 countries: Switzerland, Austria, Holland, England, Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, Poland, Norway, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Ukraine.
A special praise for the wonderful success of the organization goes to those who have designed and created this event: Luca Terrin, President of the Veneto Region FIKBMS (WAKO ITALY), Raffaele Di Paolo (FIKBMS board member), Euro Kickboxing Club of Nicola Traina (Member of WAKO Organizing committee) and Oriano De Bei (Member of the Italian Referee Commitee) and Giorgio Lico (Member of WAKO organizing committee).
Golden Glove, with the title of WAKO EUROPE CUP, prepared a total prize money of 8,000 Euro and a sponsorship given by global brand TOP TEN which has provided a gift to all winners- a pair of gloves, depending on the style.
Special guest of the presidency of WAKO EUROPE was Roy Baker, who said that he was excited about the return of this competition and was impressed by the quality of the organization. This year the computer system was used, very successfully.
The system consists of a SPORTDATA impeccable staff, including the brothers Alex and Jhon Engelhardt WAKO Netherland, allowed to display in real time on the web boards, achievements, and awards and live streaming. This technology truly represents the future in the sport.
The two-day competition began with two beautiful seminars held respectively by the team of Master Istvan Kiraly for pointfighing and Manuel Nordio and Ivan Sciolla for the light contact, which was attended by about thirty athletes each.
Saturday took place all categories of light and light kick and tag team of light and tag team: the team Kiraly dominated the five competitions of tag team taking home € 2,000 while in the individual disciplines Italians have achieved great results.
Sunday was devoted entirely to the point fighting, discipline with the largest numbers of practicants, and ended with the grand champion male and female and also in this case the team Kiraly has prevailed over all. To underline the stunning finale to cardio palm of open female between Carmela Abbate and Hungarian Dorina Szabo.
In short, the Golden Glove states unquestionably the International circuit as one of the most important competitions WAKO, and thanks to staff, with his excellent work has enabled the smooth conduct of the competition.