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24/04/2015 - 10.33

1st Turkish National Universities Kickboxing Championships

1st Turkish National Universities Kickboxing Championships took place in İzzet Baysal University Physical Education and Sport Department Sports Hall, Bolu, Turkey between 16-19 April 2015. The championship was organized undery patronage of Turkish University Sports Federation, which is member of FISU. The championship had over 500 participants from 61 universities. 52 referees were on duty for this championships. Before the championships, recently appointed WAKO IF Acting President and President of Turkish Kickboxing Federation Salim KAYICI visited Governor of Bolu Aydın BARUŞ, Mayor of Bolu Alaaddin YILMAZ, Chief Constable of Bolu Mustafa KIZILKAYA, İzzet Baysal University Rector Prof. Dr. Hayri COŞKUN, Chief of Bolu City Special Administration Services Yaşar YÜCEER and Department Chief of Bolu Youth Services and Sports Secretariat Turgut KAVUK. After the event, Reşat Onur ER, Turkish Kickboxing Federation Chairman of Students Committee and Educational/Students Committee Member, stated: “We organized a national universities kickboxing championship for the first time considering that many of our athletes are university students and also accordingly with aim of WAKO to become member of FISU. We had over 500 participants and Turkish Kickboxing Federation proved it’s high level once again with this championships. The event was organized with cooperation and patronage of Turkish University Sports Federation and this is very important both for us and for WAKO since Turkish University Sports Federation is a FISU member federation. Now only a few WAKO member federations are organizing Univesrity Championships and I hope this number will increase so that WAKO can get closer to it’s objective to become a FISU member sport and become a part of Universiade.”

Results of the championships:

Females:

1. Gazi University
2. İstanbul University
3. Mersin University

Males:

1. Erciyes University
2. Anadolu University
3. Mersin University.

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