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WKF President Antonio Espinós Celebrates Support of Karate in Porec with Meeting with City Mayor Loris Persuric

2024-07-04

WKF President Antonio Espinós Celebrates Support of Karate in Porec with Meeting with City Mayor Loris Persuric

The World Karate Federation (WKF) President, Antonio Espinós met with the Mayor of Porec, Loris Persuric, during the 2024 Karate 1-Youth League. The meeting, also attended by Croatian Karate Union President and WKF Assistant General Secretary Davor Cipek, underscored the strong support from local and national institutions in Croatia for karate events.

The discussions highlighted the remarkable popularity of karate in Croatia and Porec's status as a leading hub for the sport in Europe. Since 2021, Porec has hosted the WKF Youth Camp and Karate 1-Youth League, along with other significant events such as the EKF Senior Championships in 2021.

 

WKF President Antonio Espinós expressed his gratitude towards Mayor Persuric and the Croatian Karate Union for their continuous support and dedication. "I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Mayor Loris Persuric for providing the best conditions to make Porec an excellent hub for our sport. Our sport has found Porec to be one of our homes in Europe and we are pleased to return every year for some of the most significant events of our competition calendar.

Moreover, the commitment of the Croatian Karate Union, led by President Davor Cipek, in elevating karate through the organisation of first-class events like the 2024 Youth Training Camp and the Karate 1-Youth League, has been truly commendable and an example to National Federations worldwide. “

 

The strong collaboration between the WKF, local authorities, and the Croatian Karate Union remains a cornerstone in the development and success of karate in the region, as the city of Porec will continue hosting top Karate events including the WKF Youth Training Camp and Karate 1-Youth League next year.

 

(Top picture: From left to right: Croatian Karate Union president and WKF Assistant General Secretary Davor Cipek, WKF and EKF President Antonio Espinós and Mayor of Porec Loris Persuric.

 

Mayor of Porec Loris Persuric.