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21 May May 2018 1406 21 May 2018

The Asian Kickboxing Confederation Championships 2018: a success!

14 countries met in Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan)

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Once again “A great success” for Wako Asian members!

After the successful organization of the Asian Championships in April 2017, which was postponed from 2016 to early 2017, Asian Kickboxing Confederation (WAKO ASIA) led by its President, Mr. Nasser Nassiri, in collaboration with Kyrgyzstan Kickboxing Federation, led by its President, Mr. Aleksandr Voinov, organized the Asian Kickboxing Confederation Championships. It lasted from May 5th to 12th in the Choplpon-Ata, known as Issyk-Kul area as well, with 14 countries from the 5 different zones of the Asian continent (East, South East, South, Central and West Asia). The best Asian fighters in kickboxing sport and its discipline, such as Full Contact, Low Kick, K1 Rules, Light Contact, Kick Light, Point Fighting and musical forms, met.

Many countries such as Afghanistan, Vietnam, and Nepal were not able to obtain the entry visa on time. Turkmenistan was late for the application and administration procedures needed to join the competition.

The organizing Committee took high responsibility in order to make sure that the Asian Championships meet all international standard requirements, including sports hall, transportation, press presence, live broadcasting, etc.

Once again, the hard work of the organizing committee of Asian Kickboxing Confederation and its Chairman paid off and resulted in the excellent conditions throughout the competition.

In cooperation with the Technical Delegate of competition Mr. Euncheon Jeong (KOR) and Technical Delegate of competition schedule management Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Jens Walbersdorf (GER), the Asian Kickboxing Confederation was able to provide the international standard for both ring and tatami sports as well as musical forms.

Many political personalities visited the competition, including the different Ambassadors in duty in Bishkek, such as the Islamic Republic of Iran Ambassador, His Excellency Ali Mojtaba Rouzbehani, who enjoyed the quality of the Championships.

Opening Ceremony

The new built sporthall in Cholpon-Ata was almost fully booked during the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 8th May.

The Chairman of the organizing committee of the Asian Championships 2018, Mr. Nassiri greeted the participants and guests. The musicians and dancers entered in the sports hall and presented a great show of Kyrgyz’s traditional.

Mr. Nasser Nassiri, President of Asian Kickboxing Confederation (WAKO Asia) opened the event with great speech welcoming all participants and presents all delegation countries members.

Kickboxing competition and Asian Power on High Level

The athletes came from 14 countries and competed in 73 events (both Men and Women categories), in 6 Kickboxing fighting Styles in both ring, tatami, and 5 Styles of Musical Forms during 4 days.

During these four days, Organizing Committee members Mr. Qasim Al Wasity (IRQ), Mr. Kong, SunTaek, (KOR), and in particular Chairman Mr. Nasser Nassiri, supervising the Asian referees and judges, under the direction of Mr. Euncheon Jeong (KOR), assured an excellent work.

The highlight was the ring sports combats, with Full-contact, Low-kick and K1 clashes on a very high level. The best fighters from China once again confirmed their high technical quality and many others dazzled the auditorium with excellent performances in their kickboxing category.

A numerous participation from Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Tajikistan and Iraq in both ring and tatami styles brought the competitively at the highest level of the championships.

Medal Standing

After four complete days of competition, Iran emerged as the most successful country of this Asian Kickboxing Confederation Championships, with 28 gold, 23 silver and 10 bronze medals.

The home country, Kyrgyzstan, won 24 gold, 18 silver and 18 bronze medals, resulting the second country. Tajikistan Kickboxing Federation led by its President Mr. Mirsaid Yakhyaev confirmed the high level of Tajikistan athletes, obtaining 15 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals.

Kyrgyzstan and Iran were the top in the final medals standings, followed by Tajikistan at the third place, United Arab Emirates at the 4th place and Iraq at the 5th. The Republic of China with two gold and two silver medals obtained the 7th place, behind Chinese Taipei with two gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Take a look at the rich gallery displaying the many important moments of this event!

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