2017 Edition of Golden Glove European Cup brought much joy for the participants and for the promoters.
The beginning of the year started very well for the WAKO and one more competition has been successfully finished.
With 18 nations participating with more than 900 entries, this was more than a good opportunity to check positions in the draw.
As usual, the toughest competition was in point fighting seniors men -69 kg with 19 athletes in the draw.
This can also be said for the point fighting Grand champion men league in which there were 21 athletes registered.
An amazing new format of Grand champion, made of selected fighters by the promoters, was called COMBAT ZONE. Each fighter was wearing a special t-shirt with a number and each “clash” was the first technique. Roland Veres was the winner for KZ men and Martina Rossi was the winner for KZ women.
Italian TEAM BARRUS and TEAM POINT FIGHTING dominated in tag team male competition -74 and +74 defeating the strong TEAM KIRALY.
Hungarian champion Veres Roland approved the title of the best fighter title on European Championships in Greece. He ultimately keeps the best position in point fighting -57kg. Moreover, in the next weight category, a young Hungarian fighter took the chance and proved that he was the best in -63kg. It was such a furious start! Congratulations!
British fighter Everill Elijah brought home the gold medal in point fighting-69kg.
Kiraly team kickboxing academy’s fighter Laszlo Gombos was the best in -74kg.
Italy had a good reason for celebration since Giuseppe Angelino won the first place in point fighting -79 kg.
Moradi Zsolt is not giving up yet, so he won the title Golden Glove WAKO champion in -84 kg and -89 kg point fighting.
In female division Great Britain dominates Italy 3:2 when we talk about first places:
Constanco Alessia PF -50 kg, Domenica Angelino – 60kg, Deborah De Vita +65 kg from Italy won first places. Aston Cook PF – 55kg and Upfold Gemma -65 kg represented the best of Great Britain in the tournament.
The best three nations: Italy, United Kingdom, Hungary.
“Here we are…Golden Glove has just finished. This year we had almost 900 entries, 82 teams, 18 nations…big numbers for this WAKO EUROPE CUP!! We want to thank all teams, coaches, fighters, referees, staff and main sponsor TOP TEN for giving us the possibility to hold this event. There are already some news for the next year such as ring disciplines we are planning and for sure second edition of KOMBAT ZONE, which was enjoyable for all fighters.”,were the words of the promoters Luca Terrin and Raffaele Di Paolo.
“Golden Glove Cup has prepared a total prize money of 8,000 Euro and a sponsorship given by global brand TOP TEN which has provided free to all winners a pair of gloves up to the style. Entries and software used have been based on SPORTDATA and its staff composed by Alex and Jhon Engelhardt that allowed to display in real time on the web: boards, achievements, awards and live streaming. This technology truly represents the future in the sport for kickboxing.”
According to the promoters Terrin and Di Paolo, the best fighters of the tournament were:
- BANNISTER DALE men LC
- PRVULJ JOVANA women LC
- PAVEL ZAMATYN men KL
- MARTINKOVA TEREZA women KL
- ROLAND VERES men PF
- BALOH TINA women PF
2017.01.21 – 2017.01.22
Zoppas Arena, Viale Dello Sport, 2
Conegliano, Treviso, Italy
Disciplines: Point fighting, light contact, kick light
Younger cadets, older cadets, juniors, seniors, male and female