I hope we all know that saying ‘better later than never’? If yes, then I have an excuse 🙂 An excuse why bests of the bests of Lithuanian kyokushin karate federation are announced here just now. So.. Sorry and let’s go!

Let’s start with the fact that Sportas.lt readers decided that karate was the best sport in 2017 🙂 And I was lucky that on January 5th I was in Lithuania and had an honor to take part in anual awards ceremony of our federation. What is more, I had an honour to be a host of this event with my colleague Kristupas Krivickas! So who were awarded? Who were bests of the bests in 2017?

EXAM OF 2017

Valius Rudys / 5th Dan

ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2017

Diana Maciute / European championship 3rd places (kumite and kata), KWU World championship 1st place, KWU World championship award for best technique

DEBUT OF 2017

Monika Ryzkovaite / European championship 2nd place, participated in WKO and KWU World championships, 19 years old! 🙂

BEST COACH (team of coaches)

Romas Vitkauskas, Vladimiras Silvasko, Paulius Klapatauskas, Ricardas Poska, Gediminas Varkala, Aivaras Dadura

BEST YOUTH ATHLETES

Raminta Makackaite, Skaiste Venckute, Magdalena Gustaityte / champions of U22 European championship

BEST WOMAN ATHLETE

Inga Mikstaite / WKO World championship 3rd place, KWU World championship 1st place

BEST MAN ATHLETE

Lukas Kubilius / WKO World championship 3rd place

So again and again – biggest thanks go to Lithuanian kyokushin karate federation, administration, coaches, athletes, sponsors, doctors, media and all others! 🙂

P.S. Pics by pufasfoto.lt

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