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Development of Karate highlighted at high-profile meeting in Budapest

2020-02-08

Development of Karate highlighted at high-profile meeting in Budapest

EKF and WKF President Antonio Espinós met President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee Krisztián Kulcsár and former President of Hungary and member of the International Olympic Committee Pal Schmitt in Budapest. The progress of Karate in the country was discussed at the meeting that also had the participation of Hungarian Karate Federation President János Mészáros. 

EKF and WKF President Antonio Espinós met President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee Krisztián Kulcsár and former President of Hungary and member of the International Olympic Committee Pal Schmitt in Budapest. The progress of Karate in the country was discussed at the meeting that also had the participation of Hungarian Karate Federation President János Mészáros.

Mr Espinós was welcomed at the headquarters of the Hungarian Olympic Committee by President Krisztián Kulcsár as Budapest is hosting the 2020 EKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships this week. With former President of Hungary and member of the International Olympic Committee Pal Schmitt and Hungarian Karate Federation President János Mészáros as attendees, decisions were taken to reinforce the collaboration between Karate’s continental federation, Karate’s national federation and the Hungarian sports authorities.

The 2022 World Senior Championships to be held in Budapest were on top of the agenda of the meeting. The capital of Hungary will host the biggest event of the sport in two years. Karate representatives received the support from national sports officials to make the most of the anticipated event.

“Hungary is one of the biggest hubs of Karate in Europe. The level of organisation of the EKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships this week is being outstanding, and we can expect an even bigger level of excellence in two years at the World Senior Championships. I would like to thank Mr Kulcsár and Mr Schmitt for their time and their involvement in the on-going development of Karate in the country,” said EKF and WKF President Antonio Espinós.

(Top Picture: From left to right: EKF and WKF President Antonio Espinós, President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee Krisztián Kulcsár, and Hungarian Karate Federation President János Mészáros.

EKF and WKF President Antonio Espinós and President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee Krisztián Kulcsár during the meeting in Budapest. 

Upcoming Karate events in Hungary were discussed at the meeting in Budapest.