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Athens Challenge 2016

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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