Objava: 08.10.2015 | 16:17 Europe
The 15th edition of karate Croatia Open 2015 was held last weekend, from 3rd to 4th of October. The tournament, organized by Croatian Karate Union, took place in the City of Rijeka, just like the previous years. Almost half of the karate Europe was gathered at the Zamet Centre venue: 16 countries, 170 karate clubs, and 1582 competitors – the numbers which rank Croatia Open as one of the greatest world tournaments.
Kumite competitors (older categories: cadets, juniors, U-21, seniors) had their chance on tatami of Rijeka on Saturday, while Sunday was reserved for all kata categories and younger categories in kumite. Cadet and junior categories lived up to expectations: a strong and tough competition in every category was the best test for the competitors that will be participating at the upcoming World Championship for cadets, juniors and U21 in Indonesia next month. Even senior and U21 categories had many great names like Szegedi, De Vivo, Tadissi, Lenard and others who came to check their forms for the upcoming championships and leagues.
Kata competition was also interesting; nearly every category had more than 25 participants, many of which were great names of karate as well.
The competition went perfectly well, bursting with fiercely atmosphere and attractive fights. The 15th Croatia Open will remain remembered for a great competition for the disabled: even 24 competitors took part in the category for the disabled.
In the extremely tough competition, the first place in the overall ranking went to the national team of Serbia, followed by the GLC FIJLKAM team, while the third place was taken by the national team of France.
All the results of the tournament can be found here: www.ekarate.eu