Actus 17/05/2021

 

This 2021 edition will be remembered no matter what. These European championships (May 19-23 in Porec, Croatia) are not only decisive for Olympic qualification (Horne vs Arkania, Hocaoglu vs Chatziliadou, Quirici and Messerschmidt), but they will also mark the end of an era. This will indeed be the last appearance of the « Grumblers » in their thirties, starting with the King, Rafael Aghayev. Highlights at a glance.

 

By Ludovic Mauchien

Photo : Kphotos

 

Actus 07/05/2021

 

Supersonic movements, surgical precision, beauty of the gesture. They master space, they dominate their bodies. We never tire of seeing the champions express themselves, especially after a year without Olympic Karate 1. Asgari, Assadilov, Ferracuti, Recchia, Arkania, Busa, Crescenzo, Ganjzadeh, Horuna, Moto, Nishimura, Philippe, Plank, Poorshab, Terliuga, Uekusa are warming up. The icing on the cake : the legend Wayne Otto, 8 times World champion, warms up his protege. At 52, he moves as before… Hajime !

 

By Ludovic Mauchien

Photo: Kphotos

 

Actus 06/05/2021

 

They are not friends. They are more than that. They are brothers. Zabiollah Poorshab and Sajad Ganjzadeh have been part of all Iranian campaigns, often victorious, for a decade. The Olympic category of +75 kg forced them to find themselves competitors. They did it brilliantly, at a very high level ! Poorshab finished 2nd in the ranking and Ganjzadeh 3rd ! The outcome could only produce injustice, Iran being able to present only one fighter. And it is Ganjzadeh who is qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, despite being 1000 points behind Poorshab. Explanations and their interviews.

 

By Ludovic Mauchien

Photo: Kphotos

 

Actus 02/05/2021

Lots of karatekas hoped to win their qualifications for the Olympic Games in this Karate1 Lisbon but only three did. The Egyptian Elsawy, the Ukranian Horuna, the Italian Crescenzo and the Serbian girl Prekovic have succeeded to win their ticket.

 

By Florian Fournier

Photo : Kphotos

Actus 04/05/2021

 

Gwendoline Philippe en -55 kg, 1ère sélection individuelle pour Enzo Berthon (-60 kg) et Nancy Garcia (+68 kg), des équipes Kata totalement renouvelées et un Jonathan Maruani qui retrouve les « Europe » 9 ans après sont les faits marquants de la sélection annoncée ce mardi matin pour les Championnats d’Europe à Porec (19-23 mai). En Croatie, l’équipe de France aura une ambition -gagner- et deux objectifs. Elle commence sa reconversion pour l’après-olympisme et elle travaille en vue du TQO et des JO. La concurrence a joué à plein depuis deux mois. Le Karate1Lisbon le week-end dernier a permis de délivrer le verdict. Leïla Heurtault (-61 kg), Farouk Abdesselem (-84 kg) et Mehdi Filali (+84 kg) ont pris le lead. Analyse.

 

Par Ludovic Mauchien

Photo : Kphotos

 

Actus 01/05/2021

In the 2nd day of competition in the K1 Lisbon today, in +68kg, the Turkish woman Hocaoglu reachs the final and takes an option for her qualification for the Olympic Games.

By Florian Fournier

Photo : Kphotos