482 athletes from 44 countries are in Tampere, Finland to take part in the 49th European Senior Championships. Competition started on Thursday 1st and last until Sunday 4th of May 2014.
After the two first days of competition, all the finalists are known. As expected, competition has been exciting in all weight categories so far and promises top-level finals this weekend.
In individuals competition, 3 reigning European champions will compete this weekend to keep their European Champions Title. Erkan (+84Kg), Martin Abello (Female Kata) and Quitero (Male Kata) showed confidence in preliminaries in the European Karate Championships in Tampere, France. All other categories will reward a new champion.
In team championships, Italy and Spain (in both kata categories) and, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Finland (in kumite) are on track for gold.
Finals will start tomorrow for two days.
Saturday 3rd of May (12:00-13:30, local time)
Female Kumite 68+ Kg : Nadège AIT IBRAHIM (FRA) vs Fanny CLAVIEN (SUI)
Male Kumité 84+Kg : Shahin ATAMOV (AZE) vs Enes ERKAN (TUR)
Female Kumite -68 KG: Inga SHEROZIYA (RUS) vs Merve COBAN (ESP)
Male Kumite -84 KG: Gokhan GUNDUZ (TUR) vs Georgios TZANOS (GRE)
Female Kumite -61 KG: Sanja CVRKOTA (SRB) vs Ana LENARD (CRO)
Female Kumite -55 KG : Sara CARDIN (ITA) vs Jennifer WARLING (LUX)
Male Kumite -75 KG: Stanislav HORUNA (UKR) vs Luigi BUSA (ITA)
Saturday 3rd of May (18:00-19:30, local time)
Female Kata : Viviana BOTTARIO (ITA) vs Yaiza MARTIN ABELLO (ESP)
Male Kata: Mattia BUSATO (ITA) vs Damian QUINTERO (ESP)
Male Kumite -60 KG : Casper LIDEGAARD (DEN) vs Emil PAVLOV (MKD)
Female Kumite -50 KG : Serap OZCELIK (TUR) vs Bettina PLANK (AUT)
Male Kumite -67 KG: Jordan THOMAS (ENG) vs Niyazi ALIYEV (AZE)
Female Kumite Team: TURKEY vs FINLAND
Sunday 4th of May (12:00-13:30, local time)
Male Kata Team: ITALY vs SPAIN
Female Kata Team: ITALY vs SPAIN
Male Kumite Team: TURKEY vs AZERBAIJAN
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You can find all informations (draws, results,…) on the dedicated page on the official website WKF