Junior karatekas achieved a best ever performance for Hungary at European Cadet & Junior Karate Championships in Lisbon

Friday, February 14, 2014

Junior karatekas achieved a best ever performance for Hungary at European Cadet and Junior Karate Championships in Lisbon the last weekend by winning 11 medals.


Szabolcs Koch won bronze in men's junior kata. The sport's 40-year history Koch is the first Hungarian karateka who could stand on the podium in such a prestigious world tournament in this category!

In women's junior sparring Nicol Nógrádi (53 kg), and Nikolett Palkovits (48 kg) won bronze medals; in men's junior Gábor Hárspataki (68 kg), Bálint Ardai (55 kg) and Dániel György (76 kg) also won bronze medals.


In U21 age group former world junior champion Döme Szegedi won bronze medal.

In women's Cadet sparring Aicha Boussebaa (54 kg) continued her incredible winning series; in Lisbon she won gold medal the third time in a raw.

After defeating an Italian, Czech, German and Georgian opponent she advanced into the final where she beat her Slovakian opponent 6-1 defending her European Championship title she won the first time one year ago. In November last year she also won a World Championship gold medal.


In women's Cadet sparring Dóra Czagány (+54 kg) won silver and in men's Cadet Levente Kovács (57 kg) bronze medals.


Medal winners:

Molnár Dániel 3. U21 +78 kg
Szegedi Döme 3. U21 -68 kg
Koch Szabolcs 3. Junior kata
György Dàniel 3. Junior -76 kg
Ardai Bàlint 3. Junior -55 kg
Nógràdi Nicol 3. junior - 53 kg
Palkovits Nikolett 3. Junior -53 kg
Hàrspataki Gàbor 3. Junior -68 kg
Boussebaa Aicha 1. Cadet- 54 kg
Czagány Dóra 2. Cadet +54 kg
Kovács Levente 3. Cadet -57 kg


(budomagazin.hu – hungarianambiance.com)

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