TURKEY CAME THIRD IN GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
Turkey won 6 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals in the 42nd EKF Cadet, Junior and U21 Championship, which was held in Zurich on February 6-8. The team came third in the general classification.
The very first international meeting of Karate world was held in Zurich, Switzerland. 995 Karetekas from 47 countries competed in this organization held on February 6-8. Having delivered a great performance, Turkish National Cadet, Junior and U21 Team, which included 20 men and 18 Karetekas competed in all the categories.
Turkish Karatekas dominated the competitions hosted by Saal Sports Hall in Zurich. Having won 6 final games out of 8, Turkis national Karatekas finished with 6 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals.
Having won 12 medals in total, Turkey came third in the general classification and became the 3rd in Europe as a team. France was in the second place with 7 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze medals. Italy followed her with 7 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals.
"FUTURE OF KARATE IN TURKEY IN GOOD HANDS"
Turkish Karate Federation President Esat Delihasan said he was content with the performance of the Karetekas and Karate in Turkey was in good hands.
Also a member of World Karate Federation Board of Director, Delihasan said, "A succesfful organization has just finished. We became third in Europe with 6 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals. The championship which started with our national anthem ended again with our national anthem. That was a very proud moment. Performances of our Karatekas are making us happy, but we also see that the investments made on the younger Karetekas have returned us as a great success indicates that we are on the right path. We have a firm and strong young Kareteka generation. As we have seen in Zurich, the future of Karate in Turkey is in good hands."
President Delihasan added that their next target is World Cadet, Junior and U21 Championship, which will be held in Indonesia in November 2015.
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