22nd BRANKO BOŠNJAK MEMORIAL – RESULTS

14th of October, Karate Club Mladost Samobor, Croatia, once again has organized traditional Branko Bošnjak Memorial tournament. This year 70 fighters from 13 countries participated: Denmark, Sweden, France, Belgium, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, Austria, Spain, Croatia, and for the first time team from Middle east from Kuwait participated.

Competition was once again great success. Beginning of competition started at Wednesday when first teams started to arrive, team from Kuwait and at Thursday team from Denmark. Medical check, weight control and welcome party was held at official hotel, Holiday. After welcome party dinner draw for fights was made on most democratic way, by lottery system.

Saturday was a crown of all happenings. Fights were strong and hard. Weary good fighters has shown all the beauty of our karate. In this hard competition, Croatia was represented by 8 fighters.

We must mention that once again there was lot of European championship medalists participated on tournament. There was a lot of weary excellent fights, but we must mention that France competitor in women +65kg category Mrs. Camille Hadouche has steped on highest place of winner podium, and that she has defeated opponents that were 24kg heavier than her, and by her big endurance and good fight she deserved an special award for best fighting spirit.

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22nd BRANKO BOŠNJAK MEMORIAL - REPORT

Young competitor from Hungary, Fekete Farkas Mor, won gold in men -75kg category where he dominated and won special award for best fighting technique.

Domestic fighter, Nika Jakobović was the youngest competitor on tournament (17 years old), but she has shown a true power of budo spirit, big stamina and will to win. She was defeated by Eider Cardenosa (Spain) European medalist, but Nika did not back down and with 2nd place was awarded special prize by shihan Furko Kalman himself.

At other categories, men -85kg, there was a rerun from last year where Rasmus Bergstrom (Sweden) and Tamas Popovics (HUngary) meet again in final fight. Both of them have shown excellent fights but at the end Popovics from Hungary was winner.

Unfortunately at men -65kg category final fight was not held due the injury of Milad Samizade (Sweden), where once again he met his last year final fight opponent Anthony Senechal (France). This would be a great fight.

Men +85kg category was little surprise due the fact Lizak Richard (Hungary), last year champion, was defeated in semifinal by Kristoffer Breindal (Denmark) who met his countrymen Fady Allan in final. Fady won. Men super heavyweight category was weary strong but Fady and Breindal were dominating.

Women categories were also exiting. European medalist and BB Memorial medalist Veronika Nemeth (Hungary) won in -55kg category. She had weary strong and uncertain fights but she has shown here quality and won.

Women -60kg category was won also by multiple BB Memorial medalist Anett Leiter, who has defeated opponents from Hungary and Sweden.

-65kg category was created due the fact that on the end of registration was 18 fighters applied in +60kg. On initiative of some teams organizer made new, -65kg category and this was a full hit, due the fact that there was a big wight difference among fighters in +60kg category. At the end 8 fighters was in this -65kg category and Ivanka Deleva (Bulgaria) defeated domestic fighter and two strong Lithuanians in a row for becoming a champion.

Branko Bošnjak Memorial tournament was once again sponsored by several ministry department of Croatian govermant: Ministry of war veterans, Ministry of police, National TV station, City of Samobor, Samobor sport union and domestic radio station.

Competition was opened by State secretary Mrs. Nevenka Benić, who was a special delegate of Croatian war veteran minister, Mr. Tomo Medved.

Also, in a weary emotional speech to all present addressed by dr. Josip Mihaljević, war comrade of Branko Bošnjak.

 

 

Competition ended by traditional sayonara party in hotel.

 

 Gallery

22nd BRANKO BOŠNJAK MEMORIAL – RESULTS

 

 

01. WOMEN -50 kg LIGHTWEIGHT

I. EIDER CARDENOSA - SPAIN

II. Nika Jakobović - CROATIA

III. Tsveta Ignatova - BULGARIA

 

02. WOMEN -55 kg MIDDLEWEIGHT

I. Veronika Nemeth - HUNGARY

II. Anna Bielska - POLAND

III. UXUE LOPEZ DE ALDA – SPAIN

III. Evelin Bernáth - HUNGARY

 

03. WOMEN - 60 kg HEAVYWEIGHT

I. Anett Leiter - HUNGARY

II. Kovacs Eszter - HUNGARY

III. Cecilia Wallin - SWEDEN

 

04. WOMEN -65kg HEAVYWEIGHT

I. Ivanka Deleva - BULGARIA

II. MAGDALENA GUSTAITYTE - LITHUANIA

III. AISTE TATARUNAITE - LITHUANIA

III. Sanne Larsson - SWEDEN

 

05. WOMEN + 65kg SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT

I. HADDOUCHE Camille - FRANCE

II. AIALA GARCIA - SPAIN

III. BRIGITA GUSTAITYTE - LITHUANIA

III. Christine Buchholtz - DENMARK

 

06. MEN -65 kg LIGHTWEIGHT

I. SENECHAL Anthony - FRANCE

II. Ziyafatalla (Milad) Samizade - SWEDEN

III. Daniel Sternik - POLAND

III. Stefan Chervenkov - SWEDEN

 

07. MEN -75 kg MIDDLEWEIGHT

I. Fekete Farkas Mór - HUNGARY

II. Ali Hayder - SWEDEN

III. BRENNET Aurélien - FRANCE

III. MARTIN THAUVOYE - BELGIUM

 

08. MEN -85 kg HEAVYWEIGHT

I. Tamás Popovics - HUNGARY

II. Rasmus Bergström - SWEDEN

III. Bálint Ujvári - HUNGARY

IV. Miroslav Milev – BULGARIA

 

09. MEN + 85 kg SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT

I. Fady Allan - DENMARK

II. Kristoffer Breindal - DENMARK

III. ABDELLAH IMRAN YAHI - SPAIN

III. LIZÁK RICHÁRD - HUNGARY

 

SPECIAL PRIZES:

BEST FIGHTING TECHNIQUE: FEKETE FARKAS MOR - HUNGARY

BEST FIGHING SPIRIT: HADDOUCHE CAMILLE - FRANCE

SPECIAL SHIHAN FURKO KALMAN PRIZE: NIKA JAKOBOVIĆ - CROATIA

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