One man champion and one woman champion. The scenario of this Saturday and of World championship in 2019 which takes place in Japan every 4 years.

European open weight kyokushin karate championship was very successful for Bulgarians. Valeri Dimitrov did what he knows best – he won 1st place. As usually happens ๐Ÿ™‚ He added one more title to the long list he has. Lithuanians? Kestutis Radvila and Edgard Secinski won 3rd places what is a really great result! Congrats to Edgard Secinski who was awarded for the best technique as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

Women? One more Bulgarian on the top of podium – Ivanka Deleva. However, as always, Lithuanian girls proved what a strong school and fighters we have back home. Inga Mikstaite was 2nd this time and Ruta Brazdzionyte after a break without competitions took 3rd place. This tournament was special for women because Top 8 will participate in World championship in Japan next year. We had a big team of Lithuanians and 4 out of 8 places were taken by our girls. So congrats to Inga Mikstaite, Ruta Brazdzionyte, Brigita Gustaityte and Erika Zeburtovic who can start preparation for next year ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy for you, girls!
After big competitions I usually say a good word to organizers as well. And most of the times itโ€™s quite easy to find few or many positive ones. However, this time canโ€™t think of any.. Sorry, organizers, but I have to ask – what happened?? We had great championships lately while this time I felt like 10-15 years back. This shouldnโ€™t happen. Venue, organization, opening ceremony, food.. Doping control?? I hope all this was an accident or a joke that I didnโ€™t understand and we will not see such things again ๐Ÿ™‚
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