Objava: 06.05.2016 | 16:15 Continental Championships
EuroKarate2016: France vs. Spain in both Kata Individual Finals
Can Spanish kata duo Damian Quintero and Sandra Sanchez repeat their last year’s success when they became European Champions by defeating the representatives of hosting nation? Remember the last edition of European Championship held in Turkey, when both Sanchez and Quintero won against their Turkish opponents Bozan and Yakan in the fnial.
EuroKarate2016 Female Kata FINAL: Sandy Scordo [FRA] vs. Sandra Sánchez [ESP]
Sandy Scordo of France secured herself a spot in the finals by convincing victories of 5:0 scores against Poland’s Olga Chmielewska, Germany’s Jasmin Bluel, Slovakia’s Alzbeta Oveckova and Turkey’s Dilara Bozan. Neither less dominant was Spanish kata ace Sanchez who defetead Montenegro’s Biserka Radulovic, Italy’s Viviana Bottaro, and Macedonia’s Puleksenija Jovanoska.
European vice-champion Bozan will fight for the bronze against Oveckova, as well as Jovanoska against 2014’s European Champion Bottaro.
In male competition, Spain’s Quintero made it to his 6th final at the European Championships. His first European final was back in 2004 at the age of 20. Continuing to compete after few years of break he remained in the top reaching the finals of the European Championships in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Out of 5 Euopean finals so far, he succeeded to won the title of the European Champion in 2013 and 2015. Will he manage to defend the title and win his 3rd European gold, we’ll see on Saturday’s finals.
EuroKarate2016 Male Kata FINAL: Vu DUc Minh Dack [FRA] vs. Damian Quintero [ESP]
Tomorrow’s final will be the 2nd one in a senior career of French representative Minh Dack, after the first one in 2013 when he encounter the very same opponent as now, Quintero, who was successful. Is history going to repeat, we’re about to see tomorrow. To reach the final, Dack won against Greece’s Paris Klevar, Azerbaijan’s Roman Heydarov, Czech Repulic’s Lukas Janda and Germany’s Ilja Smorguner. On the other side of the pool, Quintero defetead Luxembourg’s Patrick Marques, Belgium’s Amedeo Alessandro di Giovanni, Hungary’s Botond Nagy and Italy’s Mattia Busato.
Young Heydarov will fight for the bronze against World vice-champion Smorguner, while 2014’s European Champion Busato will be fighting against Nagy.
Can Spanish kata duo Sanchez and Quintero repeat their last year's success and become European Champions by defeating the representatives of hosting nation?
YES, Sanchez and Quintero will defend their titles. (75%, 15 Votes)
NO, Scordo and Dack will be new European Champions. (25%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 20