Anzhelika Terliuga: I am very happy to be Grand Winner again


Anzhelika Terliuga: I am very happy to be Grand Winner again

Anzhelika Terliuga will be crowned the new Grand Winner of Female Kumite -55kg at the Karate 1-Premier League Dublin this weekend.

The Ukrainian karateka is the only athlete who has sealed the title before the event of this weekend. The rest of the Grand Winner awards are up for grabs and will be decided at the tournament in Dublin.


“I am very happy to be the Grand Winner again,” said Anzhelika Terliuga. “For me, to be the Grand Winner means to get the best possible results ahead of all the best athletes of the world.”


“You can’t be the best of the best if you win just one time; you have to prove it at every competition, and you must be on the top every time,” adds the fan-favourite karateka who won silver at the Olympic Games.


Terliuga has completed an impressive season of Karate 1-Premier League. After finishing in fifth place at the opening event in Cairo, the three-time continental champion bounced back and won gold at the events in Rabat and Fukuoka.  


“The season was awesome for me,” said Terliuga. “I was able to defend the titles of European champion and Grand Winner, and I also became the new champion of the European Games. I won two gold medals in Fukuoka and Rabat (as I did last year) and I did a lot of seminars all over the world to share my knowledge with athletes. With my team, we created a YouTube channel about karate training, and I am looking forward to the next important competitions such as the World Championships. I hope this time I can show my level there better than I did before.”


A 15-time Karate 1-Premier League winner, Terliuga is one of the most decorated karateka of today’s Karate. The Ukrainian athlete has kept the Grand Winner award for three consecutive seasons and has been the “Best of the Best” of Female Kumite -55kg since 2019.

 “I love the gold stripes on my karategi when I am fighting!” she adds. Terliuga will be recognised as the new Grand Winner of the category at the awarding ceremony to be held in Dublin on Sunday after the event.


The Karate 1-Premier League Dublin is scheduled from September 8 to 10. The eliminations will be available LIVE on the WKF YouTube channel. The medal bouts on Sunday can be followed on Fight Sports and many TV networks around the world. FULL LIST OF TV NETWORKS