2. November 2011

Und noch einmal WM in Skopje

Folgende Mitteilung war heute auf der Seite der Sport Accord Federation  http://www.sportaccord.com/en/ zu finden:

Record numbers in WAKO

During the World Championship in Kickboxing (Disciplines: K1, Low-Kick, Kick-Light, Ligh-Contact) in Skopje, Macedonia, WAKO experience a new record number of participating athletes.

823 athletes from 61 countries representing 5 continents will be present. In total approx 1200 people will be involved. A new big sporthall in the center of Skopje will host the championship and will create a fantastic atmosphere.

Representatives from the 5 participating continents in WAKO met yesterday the Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski who also will attend the opening ceremony at the start of the championship. Today the General Assembly was arranged with the presence of presidents and delegates from the participating countries. The newly elected board of directors will be: 

  • President, Ennio Falsoni, ItalyVP
  • Richard Leyrer, HungaryVP
  • Espen Lund, NorwayVP
  • Borislav Pelevic, SerbiaVP
  • Nasser Nassiri, I.R.IranVP
  • Werner Sossna, GermanyVP
  • Horst Prelog, Canada

Board members:

  • Roy Baker, Ireland
  • Vadim Ukraintsev, Russia
  • Nikolaus Gstättner, Austria
  • Rene Bosch, Switzerland
  • Driss El-Hilali, Morocco
  • Salim Kayici, Turkey
  • Wuy Woong Mah, Korea
  • Kate Kocizewska, Poland
  • Emmanuel Essissima, Cameroon
  • Paulo Zorello, Brazil

Second part of the WAKO World Championships will be in Dublin, Ireland at the end of November in the disciplines Full-Contact, Semi-Contact and Musical Forms. We expect about 700 athletes here as well.


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