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Europes future stars to clash for continental crown in Denmark

2019-02-07

Over 1000 young karatekas from 51 European countries are gathering this weekend in Aalborg (Denmark) to clash for the underage continental crown. The 2019 EKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships will be held in Aalborg from February 8 to 10. The event will be available to a worldwide viewing audience LIVE and FREE on karateworld.tv. 

Karate fans have the opportunity to watch the future heroes of European Karate in action at the anticipated underage continental championships. With 1092 young athletes from 51 countries registered to participate, the event continues the increasing popularity of Karate competitions all over the world. The previous underage European continental championships which were held last year in Sochi (Russia) registered 989 participants from 45 nations. 

The 2019 EKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships will also be the stage where the powerhouses of the sport evaluate the authority of their grass-root programmes. Last year in Sochi Italy topped the medal table with a tally of 15 medals including five golds. Giuseppe Panagia in U21 Male Kata, Christian Ferrara in Junior Male Kumite +76kg and Mirko Barreca in Junior Male Kata were among the top karatekas taking Italy to the top of the podium. 

Host of Russia with 14 medals, and Spain with seven medals also registered impressive performances in Sochi. Kristina Kozerenko in Junior Female Kumite -48kg and Daria Khodova in Junior Female Kumite -53kg were the leaders of the Russian success at home while Lidia Rodriguez Encabo in U21 Female Kata and Nadia Gomez Morales in U21 Female Kumite -50kg were among the top competitors of the Spanish delegation. 

The competition in Aalborg starts on Friday, February 8 at 09:00 (local time) with the Kata categories. The tournament will be streamed LIVE and FREE on karateworld.tv. Go to karateworld.tv to catch all the action from Aalborg. 

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