The last WKF European Championship in Wels, Upper Austria, was the expected success. Many thanks to WKF AUSTRIA President Mrs. Tanja HELML, LV. OÖ. President Andreas HELML, Alexander PLETZ and everyone who helped.
WKF Supervisor was Mr. Carlos SUAREZ from WKF Latin America
Our thanks also go to the city of Wels, who have tirelessly promoted our European Championship. Without the many helpers, the great success in Wels would not have been possible.
Four full days of action on 2 tatami and 2 rings, total over 500 fights 28 nations have registered online in advance and, as always, some nations did not appear. It was gratifying that small teams from Italy, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Turkey found their way to Wels again. Exactly 306 men and women from 21 nations weighed in on Monday and were professionally registered by our friendly team.
The largest team was the Austrians as hosts with 97 (!) participants from 6 federal states. As always, our friends from France provided the largest team of guests. As is well known, France is the host of the 2024 World Cup in Thionville in Alsace.
Romania, Portugal and Spain also all had large teams. Poland also had a lot of fighters and Frenky PAWLAK held first talks with many nations in view of the 2025 European Championships in Mikolow.
Important details would be discussed at the Europa Congress in the Hotel Plaza. Also some updates in the competition rules and also forms division, valid from 01.01.2023. Another report will follow shortly.