Nordic Championships in Karate 2019, was held in Kolding, Denmark, on November 23rd 2019.
Due to special circumstances the NC 2019 was moved fråm Lithuania to Denmark with very short notice. The Danish organizing commission, lead by Merete Katborg, did an excellent job and the event was a great success.
238 athletes from all 8 countries competed for the honor of being Nordic Champions. Denmark placed as number one nation for the 8th year in a row. Also a NKF Congress took place. Congratulations to all the medalists and a big thank you to the organizers and the fantastic audience!
Due to unforseen circumstances the NC 2019 will change host country from Lithuania to Denmark.
The Nordic Championships will take place in Kolding, Denmark on November 23rd. The competition is open for national team members from the 8 member countries within the Nordic Karate Federation. In the bulletin you will find all the necessary information, please see invitation below.
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The countries within
the Nordic Karate Federation have decided to start a collaboration to prevent
the breaking of rules, security breeches and misconduct by member clubs.
There have been incidents where coaches and clubs competing
in neigbouring countries have been found breaking rules in a serious manner
seemingly under the wrong impression that it is easier and more accepted
abroad. For example such as deliberately enrolling the same person in more than
one age category, under false names. The NKF leadership share the opinion that
this type of behaviour is not only deemed unethichal but also puts the
competitor and opponents in the same categories in risk of injury. It´s
particularly serious when it comes to children and youths, considering the
differences in physical growth and mental maturaty that can rapidly change
within this period of life. Matters like this and others, which can be labelled
as misconduct, will be reported to the national federation by the chief referee
present at the competition in question, and forwarded to the home country for
the coach/club involved in the incident, for possible further judicial action.
The goal with this collaboration is to maintain the quality
of competition and to protect the values of karate, budo, such as respectful
and ethical etiquette.
The decision was made at a NKF meeting in connection to the
European Championships in Guadalajara.
The Nordic countries achieved a good result in the European karate Championships in Madrid 2019. The medals were won in the female categories, where Katrine Pedersen of Denmark got the bronze in kumite -68, as well as the Finnish Titina Keinanen in the category of kumite +68. The medals were alse very close in other categories, Norway had two matches for the third-place medals, where Norwegian Bettina Alstadsaether lost against Slovakia which meant a fifth place in the classification. The same result was accomplished by Norwegian Federico Lopez Salas Adrian, who lost by decision against the competitor of Montenegro.
Classifieds: Male kumite +84 Ismail Bellemkhannate Norway. Male kumite -60 Casper Lidegaard Denmark. Female kumite -61 Anna-Johanna Nilsson Sweden. Female kumite -50 Kristine Vica Latvia. Female team kumite Norway.
The 2018 World Karate Championship concluded in Madrid (Spain) on Sunday 11th of November in a true celebration of sportsmanship and sports values. After six exciting days of Karate action, the historic tournament edition crowned the new kings and queens of the sport. The only medal of the Nordic countries was bronze, by Swedish Hana Antunovic, who achieved an outstanding result and got the long-awaited World Cup medal in Kumite +68.
KalvisKalnins , from Latvia, was close to another bronze medal, after making an excellent championship and qualifying for the third place match. He lost in a tight fight with the result of 4-5.
Annika Saelid of Norway made history and won the gold medal in Women’s Kumite +59 kg against Sakura Sawashima of Japan during day 12 of the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games 2018. Taking place at Oceania Pavilion in the Youth Olympic Park on October 18, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.