European Championships, Spain 2010

European Championships, Spain 2010

European Championships, Spain 2010

On 5-6th of June Logrono (Spain) hosted the Kyokushin European Championships for Juniors and Seniors.

The Romanian National Team came home with excellent results: 6 medals (one gold and five bronze), three other placements in top 8 at kumite and three placements in top 8 at kata.

C.S. Kyospirit Cluj-Napoca was represented by:  Mihai Cîmpian in the junior competition, Marius Mîndruțău in the senior competition and international referee sempai Vlad Pop.

In the junior competition Mihai Cîmpian made his European Championship debut against a strong Lithuanian opponent. In the first round Mihai put up a really good fight managing to put his adversary in difficulty. In the second round, due to Mihai’s lack of experience in a competition of this level, the scales clearly tipped in favor of the Lithuanian and Mihai lost at decision time.

Also at his first participation in a European Championship with weight categories Marius Mîndruțău was very close to stepping on the podium. He was stopped in the quarter finals by the current word champion Valeri Dimitrov(Bulgaria) – the fighter with the most standing titles in the world today . It is well worth mentioning that Marius won the match in the second round of fights with a superb head ippon, against a Greek opponent.

The first participation of our karate club at a European Championship had a positive outcome. We hope many others of our fighters will follow in the footsteps of Mihai and Marius, with equal or better results.

Pictures from this competition are available in the multimedia section.

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  1. […] sportivi la lotul național: Marius Mîndruțău și Mihai Cîmpian. Cei doi au participat la Campionatul European de la Logrono(Spania), având evoluții bune(Marius locul 5, Mihai locul 9). Un alt eveniment important al anului a fost […]

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