Dutch Open, Zutphen 2011

Dutch Open, Zutphen 2011

Dutch Open, Zutphen 2011

On the 12th of February 2011 the Romanian team competed in the Dutch Open, held at Zutphen. The competition was opened to everyone, regardless of their karate style. It lined up athletes from 8 countries(Holland, England, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Romania). The event’s organization was impeccable and the dutch public proved to be well-versed in the knowledge of martial arts, appreciating the technical merits of the fights regardless of who was on the tatami. Their fair-play was really impressive.

The Romanian team was comprised of 5 athletes and 2 international referees. C.S. Kyospirit Cluj-Napoca was represented by Marius Mîndruțău in the +80kg category and by Vlad Pop as a referee.

Marius managed to secure the second place in the heavy category, after three good fights against some massive Dutch fighters. In the final he went up against the Romanian national heavy-weight champion:  Dorin Mărgărint. A good result for Marius, especially since he usually fights one category down.

Besides Marius’s silver medal, Romania also won 2 gold medals in the men’s +80 kg (Dorin Mărgărint, Budokai Arad) and -70 kg(Sergiu Druhora, Vidalis Zalău) categories, a bronze medal in the women’s -60 kg (Anca Monica Dan, Budokai Arad) category and a 5th place also in the men’s +80 kg (George Florin Paul, CSC Felix Sânmartin) category.

Congratulations to all! It was a great competition with regards to the preparation for the European Championship in April.

Pictures from the competition can be found in the multimedia section.

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3 Responses to “Dutch Open, Zutphen 2011”

  1. bazu says:

    Felicitari tuturor sportivilor care au participat la Dutch Open si in mod deosebit voua, celor din Cluj pt. rezultatul obtinut.Mult succes la viitoarele competitii!OSU!

  2. Kyospirit says:

    Multumim de urari. Osu!

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