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Bucharest hosts European Kickboxing Championships for first time

Over 500 athletes from 35 countries attended on Tuesday morning the official opening of the European Kickboxing Championships. The competition will take place within Bucharest’s Polivalenta Hall from November 27 to December 1, the Romanian Martial Arts Federation (FRAMC) informs. The organizers inform that fans can watch the competition free of charge. The presidents of no less than 35 national federations from all over Europe and Ennio Falsoni, the leader of the world body, attended the event organized by FRAMC in partnership with the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO). “It will definitely be the most important competition for amateurs that was organized this year in Romania, because there are dozens of delegations and there are over 700 athletes and officials. It’s a huge number and we are happy our country was selected to host this competition,” FRAMC President Dorel Bulearca stated.Five events are scheduled during the five days of competition – point fighting veterans, kick light, musical forms, point fighting and full contact. The winners of the last two events will qualify for the World Combat Games 2013. The finals are scheduled on Friday and Saturday.The Romanian delegation consists of 30 athletes, including Amansio Paraschiv, the European full contact title holder in the 67-kilogram category.

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