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"World Cup - Malta 2018"
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WORLD CUP 2018

 

MALTA – NOVEMBER 2 /4


On November 3 and 4, the Cottonera Sport Complex of Malta hosted the World Cup 2018, of Tatami Sports, of the

World Martial Kombat Federation.


The event had the patronage by Parliamentary Secretariat for Sport, SportMalta and

Malta Tourism Authority.

Even the Italian Authority ASI has granted its patronage.


The competition was organized by

Basement Kick Boxing Club – Malta in cooperation with

Martial Kombat Sport Italia and rights issued by WMKF.


Television coverage was insured by TVM2, Maltese government television.


Journalists from England, Spain and Italy were present .


The executive organizer was, as always,

Masetr Gino Vitrano (WMKF General Secretary ) who had the cooperation of

Master Kenneth Scerri , WMKF Malta President .


The opening ceremony was presented by the journalist and televisione presenter Joanna Camilleri.


The Federation greeting was brought by the

President Master Dave Wong and by the

Deputy Vice President Dr. Battista Quinci.


Special Guests:

Zara Phythian (Movie Star);

Adv. Eugenio Tomasino (WCA Represent);

Master Fabio Caiazzo (ASI Italia Director);

Dr. Giuseppe Maltese (Energia Italia Director)

and Mrs. Emily Caruana

(Malta Tourism Authority Represent).


A special prize was assigned to Hon. Clifton Grima (Parliamentary Secretary for Sport)

and to Dr. Mark Cutajar

(Head of the SportMalta executive office).


Over 250 athletes from: Kuwait, Egypt, Tunisia, Nigeria, Italy, Nepal, England, Ireland, Switzerland,

Czech Republic, Wales, Morocco, Germany, France and Malta, paraded with flags, followed by the Referees Staff and the Official Representatives of the Nations.


A spectacular performance of folk dance performed by Malta Folklore Curmi Dance, gave a Maltese touch to the opening ceremony.


The perfomances:

Team WMKF England, Synchronized Kata Champion;

Amine Yakoubi, Acrobatic Forms World Champion ;

Jan Sykora , Creative Weapons Kata World Champion.


After a short break, the tournament that hosted all the disciplines of lightweight contact Kick Boxing,

Traditional Kata, Modern Creative Forms and Self Defense has kicked off.


In addition to the excellent sporting event, it is worth highlighting how all the participants and their companions enjoyed the historical, scenic beauty and the wonderful Maltese hospitality.


A spectacular sports competition and a wonderful holiday, were the target of the

World Martial Kombat Federation.


A special thanks goes to all the WMKF Executives and the Referees Staff:

Master Mehdi Hammami;

Master José Miguel Ranauro; Master Ali Nasrallah;

Master Micklem Emechete-Attoh;

Master Sherif El Shamy; Master Niall Wright;

Master Paul Cook; Master Idowu Oluwafemi ;

Master Nicola Serra;

Master Vincenzo Ursino; Master Antonio Lo Galbo; Master Rosaria Di Gristina;

Master Filippo Mistretta; Master Viola Serra;

Mr. Saverio Bongiovanni;

Mr. Antonio Mistretta and Mrs. Geneuve Alieri.


A real thanks to Security Service and

Alpha Medical Malta.


A special thanks, for their support, to:

Energia Italia; Coca Cola Malta; Pasta Primeluci;

Il Mondo Senza Glutine;

Acqua & Sapone and Qawra Palace Hotel.

 

 
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