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Karate tournament: supportive atmosphere in the stands

13/7/2016

News - Karate tournament: supportive atmosphere in the stands

Bojan Stranić Volleyball Hall was once again filled with karate lovers, who created a great vibrant atmosphere during the individual fights in the men’s and women’s categories.

In addition to high temperatures, the fans have contributed to the heated atmosphere with their support. The coaches and friends cheered for the contestants, who showed more attractive moves with each new fight.

Even though she didn’t qualify for the finals in her category +68, Anna James-Bott is pleased with the competition. This student of natural sciences at University College London has been preparing diligently for her performance at the European Universities Games. After she had successfully completed her student obligations in May, she started training on a daily basis, simultaneously working as an intern at a biometric laboratory in London, where she would continue to work after she returned from Zagreb.

Although perhaps tired from today’s competition, she enthusiastically spoke about what she loved the most – science and karate: ‘All the positive habits that I picked up while practicing karate since the age of five, I can now apply as a student. I am aware of the effort and energy I need to invest in order to achieve the result. That’s why I don’t regret the time I dedicate to achieving my sports and academic goals.’

We have congratulated Filip Vujadinović from the University of Donja Gorica in Montenegro on qualifying for the finals in the category -84. In an interview after his last fight, he told us he was surprised by the high temperatures, but also thrilled with the reception in Zagreb. He had only words of praise for the volunteers, who are always available for any questions, help and encouragement.

Tomorrow at 13.00 hours we will watch the final individual fights between the best male competitors in the following categories:

-60: Richard Dobrotka from Matej Bel University in Slovakia and Lorand Kapdebo from Szent Istvan University, Hungary
-67: Stefan Pokorny from the University of Salzburg in Austria and Artsiom Krautsou from the Mogilev State University of Food Technologies from Belarus
-75: Bayram Ercan from Istanbul Aydin University from Turkey and Enes Garibović from the University of Zagreb, Croatia
-84: Filip Vujadinović from the University of Donja Gorica from Montenegro and Ugur Aktas from Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey
+84: Angelo Kvesić from the University of Zagreb of the Croatian and Mehmet USDA from Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey

After the men do their part, the women’s competition will start in the following categories:
-50: Ana Madureira from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro from Portugal and Sevil Bas from Marmara University in Turkey
-55: Simon Zaborska from St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia and Viktoria Semanikova from the University of Constantine the Philosopher, Slovakia
-61: Anastasiya Dzyachkova from the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, Belarus and Ana Lenard from the University of Zagreb, Croatia
-68: Cristina Vizcaino Gonzalez from the Catholic University of Saint Anthony, Spain and Ivona Cavar from the University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+68: Dominica Tatarova from Matej Bel University, Slovakia and Ana Škunca from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

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