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Athens Challenge 2016

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13th Athens Challenge 2016 Athens,
06th-07th February 2016

FIRST CHALLENGE IN THIS YEAR OF THE WORLD KICKBOXING SERIES

Thank you for joining us for the big celebration of Kickboxing!

The 13th Athens Challenge Tournament has beenorganized in association with WAKO and the PAN-HELLENIC FEDERATION OF KICKBOXING “POK".

Athens Challenge Tournament is without any doubt one of the top 5 Kickboxing events across Europe and the biggest Kickboxing event in Greece, tournament in disciplines: Point Fighting, Light Contact , Kick Light, Low Kick and Musical Forms.

Athens Challenge is the First Tournament of the World Kickboxing Series (WKS).
The WKS is a cooperation between the Best WAKO Kickboxing Tournaments during one calendar year.

Fighters will be ranked according to their results in these tournaments. On all the events they will be able to gather points for personal ranking and at the end of the year the WKS will announce the winner in all the categories.

The tournaments that are in the WKS are:

6/7 February 2016 - Athens Challenge, Athens, Greece
3/6 March 2016 - Irish Open, Dublin, Ireland
15/17 April 2016 - Austrian Classics, Innsbruck, Austria
29/30 April 2016 - Yokoso Dutch Open, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12/15 May 2016 - Hungarian Cup, Budapest, Hungary
3/5 June 2016 - BestFighter, Rimini, Italy
24/25 September 2016 - Flanders, Beveren, Belgium
Athens Challenge 2016 lasted two days. The first day we have seen some great fights in all the disciplines: Light Contact, Kick Light, Low Kick and Team Fights. In Point Fighting we had the Grand Champion, and Tag team.

The second day all Point Fighting individual categories were on. Everybody enjoyed great atmosphere, like always at the Athens Challenge. There was the extra excitement because this was the first Tournament in the ranking row.

Athens Challenge is done and despite of all the strikes in Greece that have made it impossible for some countries to come, we had 1519 registrations, 14 countries participating and 25 International referees present. It has been a great event.

Medal Statistic - Country

Rank

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

1

GREECE

GR

105

107

171

2

ITALY

ITA

23

33

46

3

HUNGARY

HU

14

5

4

4

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

RU

9

5

6

5

UNITED KINGDOM

GB

8

8

7

6

AUSTRIA

AU

4

4

13

7

GERMANY

GE

4

3

5

8

BELGIUM

BE

3

3

5

9

ISRAEL

ISR

3

1

4

10

IRELAND

IRL

2

3

4

11

BULGARIA

BU

1

2

8

12

CROATIA

CR

1

1

2

13

ENGLAND

EN

0

1

1

14

AZERBAIJAN

AZ

0

0

1


Medal Statistic - Club / Team

Rank

Club / Team

Gold

Silver

Bronze

1

POINT FIGHTING CLUB

GR

15

8

18

41

2

KIRALY team

HU

14

5

4

23

3

HMD Italia

IT

13

23

28

64

4

IKAROS CLUB

GR

9

11

22

42

5

CSKA RUSSIA

RU

9

5

6

20

6

Team WAKO GB

GB

8

8

7

23

7

FU JOW PAI ASPROPIRGOU

GR

8

2

2

12

8

ZEN ERITREAS

GR

6

4

6

16

9

XATZI XASAN

GR

5

5

7

17

10

PATRAIKO GIMANSTIRIO

GR

5

5

4

14

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