W.A.K.O. World Championships 1999 (Caorle)

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W.A.K.O. World Championships 1999 (Caorle)
A poster or logo for W.A.K.O. World Championships 1999 (Caorle).
Information
Promotion W.A.K.O.
Date November, 1999
City Italy Caorle, Italy
Event chronology
W.A.K.O. World Championships 1999 (Bishkek) W.A.K.O. World Championships 1999 (Caorle) W.A.K.O. European Championships 2000 (Moscow)

W.A.K.O. World Championships 1999 were the joint twelfth world kickboxing championships (the other was held the same year in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) hosted by the W.A.K.O. organization. It was the fifth championships (world and European) to be held in Italy and was open to amateur men and women from fifty countries across the world.

There were five categories available at Caorle, much more than at the previous European championships. The categories on offer included; Full-Contact, Thai-Boxing (men only), Light-Contact, Semi-Contact and Musical Forms. By the end of the championships Belarus was the top nation, just about shading second place Russia due to her incredible record in Thai-boxing, while Italy came in third. The event was held in Caorle, Italy in November, 1999.[1][2]

Participating Nations[edit]

There were fifty nations from five continents across the world participating at the 1999 W.A.K.O. World Championships in Caorle:[3]

           

Full-Contact[edit]

Full-Contact is a form of kickboxing where fights are won primarily by point's decision or referee stoppage, with kicks and punches allowed above the waist, although unlike professional kickboxing, head and body protection is compulsory - more detail on Full-Contact rules are available on the W.A.K.O. website.[4] At Caorle the men had twelve weight divisions ranging from 51 kg/112.2 lbs to over 91 kg/+200.2 lbs, while the women had seven (one more than at Leverkusen) ranging from 48 kg/105.6 lbs to over 70 kg/+143 lbs, with an extra weight class being added (+70 kg). Notable winners in this category included Mariusz Cieśliński who won his third W.A.K.O. world championship gold medal,[5] Aleksandr Povetkin who would go to achieve greater renown as a pro boxer, and Natascha Ragosina who would later become a multiple world champion in women's boxing. By the end of the championships Russia were easily the dominant nation in Full-Contact, winning five gold medals, three silver and three bronze in total.[6]

Men's Full-Contact Kickboxing Medals Table[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light Bantamweight -51 kg Nurzhan Erbusinov Kazakhstan Nikolaj Bolotnikov Bulgaria Damian Ławniczak Poland
Artem Kashkurtsev Ukraine
Bantamweight -54 kg Mariusz Cieśliński Poland Ihor Pavlenko Ukraine Jimmi Lillie Denmark
Kenneth Johansen Norway
Featherweight -57 kg Thomas Karlsson Sweden Marat Erdenov Belarus Patrick Salamon Slovakia
Rocco Cipriano Switzerland
Lightweight -60 kg Tarik Madni Morocco Dubier Migi France Giampaolo Spano Italy
Achmed Oligov Russia
Light Welterweight -63.5 kg Oleksandr Filonenko Russia Marco Seifert Germany Robert Arvai Hungary
Badre Belhaja Morocco
Welterweight -67 kg Terje Arildsen Norway Youssef Lattaoui France Mariusz Ziętek Poland
Mirza Barijaktarevic Croatia
Light Middleweight -71 kg Thomas Kristiansen Norway Robert Nowak Poland Tony Cote France
Salko Zildzic Bosnia and Herzegovina
Middleweight -75 kg Pasi Rantala Finland Yerzhan Shegenov Kazakhstan Oleg Ktenin Ukraine
Stanislav Sestak Lithuania
Light Heavyweight -81 kg Aleksei Solovjov Russia Vitaly Samusenko Belarus Alessio Rondelli Italy
Slobodan Marinković Serbia and Montenegro
Cruiserweight -86 kg Igor Shevel Ukraine Dmitri Vorobjov Estonia Jan Reinmann Germany
Goran Scekici Republika Srpska
Heavyweight -91 kg Havag Mankiev Russia Imre Gergely Hungary Gergely Csölle Slovakia
Joan Latsonas Greece
Super Heavyweight +91 kg Aleksandr Povetkin Russia Patrik Matejka Slovakia Josip Bodrozic Croatia
Steve Boyd Republic of Ireland

Women's Full-Contact Kickboxing Medals Table[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight -48 kg Oksana Ivasiva Ukraine Naila Moustafina Russia Veronique Legras France
Hülya Şahin Turkey
Featherweight -52 kg Viktoria Rudenko Belarus Mina Duoujji Morocco Goranka Blagojevici Serbia and Montenegro
Elena Kazpatcheva Russia
Lightweight -56 kg Henriette Birkeland Norway Tatiana Tchalaja Russia Marion Fiedler Germany
Ayse Rita Stevens Turkey
Middleweight -60 kg Anna Kasprzak Poland Julia Voskoboinik Lebanon Fatima Rguig Morocco
Julie Nemtsova Russia
Light Heavyweight -65 kg Tanja Vujic Serbia and Montenegro Izina Sinetskaja Russia Csilla Bodo Hungary
Kelly Morse United States
Heavyweight -70 kg Ivana Derdic Croatia Bojana Trajkovic Serbia and Montenegro Tania Van Zyl South Africa
Super Heavyweight +70 kg Natascha Ragosina Russia Kabira Rochai Morocco Joanne Brooks United States
Kateryna Vlasova Ukraine

Thai-Boxing[edit]

The most physical type of kickboxing available at W.A.K.O. championships, Thai-boxing (more commonly known as Muay Thai) allows the contestants to kick, punch, use elbows and knees in an attempt to win their matches – often by a point’s decision or via a referee stoppage. Unlike the professional version, W.A.K.O. amateur events enforce the wearing of head, body and leg protection by the competitors. In Caorle only men were allowed to participate in Thai-boxing, with twelve weight classes ranging from 51 kg/112.2 lbs to over 91 kg/+200.2 lbs. Notable winners in the style included future pro world champions Vasily Shish, Dmitry Shakuta and Vitali Akhramenko, with their nation Belarus being by far the strongest nation in Thai-boxing, winning eight gold and two bronze medals.[7] Even more incredible was the fact that seven of these winners all trained together at the Kick Fighter Gym in Minsk.[8]

Men's Thai-Boxing Medals Table[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light Bantamweight -51 kg Dmitry Koren Belarus Ahmad Shaikho Lebanon Alberto Costa Portugal
Dragan Durmić Serbia and Montenegro
Bantamweight -54 kg Alexei Pekarchik Belarus Sergey Smananskiy Ukraine Ayman Saleh Lebanon
Joszef Rebrei Hungary
Featherweight -57 kg Evgeny Gvozdev Belarus Oleksiy Neskyy Ukraine Rachid Boumalek Morocco
Ehsan Rastegar Mogadam Iran
Lightweight -60 kg Sergei Shishlov Belarus Gennadiy Papu Kazakhstan Oleksiy Filinonov Ukraine
Giorgo Chakvetadze Georgia (country)
Light Welterweight -63.5 kg Vasily Shish Belarus Alexandr Pogozelov Russia Andriy Rassolov Ukraine
Behroz Rastegar Mogadam Iran
Welterweight -67 kg Fikri Tijarti Morocco Miguel Marques Portugal Maksyn Gayda Ukraine
Yory Bulat Belarus
Light Middleweight -71 kg Dmitry Shakuta Belarus Leonid Lyebyedyev Ukraine Christian Daghio Italy
Khalid Hanine Morocco
Middleweight -75 kg Vitali Akhramenko Belarus Magomed Kamilov Russia Francisco Fujaco Portugal
Milovan Gasic Serbia and Montenegro
Light Heavyweight -81 kg Ahmed Maskom Morocco Maksym Neledva Ukraine Ivan Tolkachev Belarus
Yanek Kahyaoglu Turkey
Cruiserweight -86 kg Andrei Zelenevsky Belarus Towidi Mohamadaga Iran No bronze medallists recorded
Heavyweight -91 kg Sergiy Arknipov Ukraine Basir Demir Turkey No bronze medallists recorded
Super Heavyweight +91 kg Sergey Morozov Russia Rafi Omrad Israel Oskar Kohmanov Uzbekistan
Rachid Ouzagour Morocco

Light-Contact[edit]

Light-Contact is a form of kickboxing that is less physical than Full-Contact but more so than Semi-Contact and is often seen as a transition between the two. Contestants score points on the basis of speed and technique over brute force although stoppages can occur, although as with other amateur forms head and body protection must be worn - more detail on Light-Contact rules can be found on the official W.A.K.O. website.[9] The men had nine weight divisions ranging from 57 kg/125.4 lbs to over 94 kg/+206.8 lbs, with several new weight divisions at the top end of the scale, while the women had five ranging from 50 kg/110 lbs to over 65 kg/143 lbs. Not exactly full of recognizable names, the most notable winners in this category were Klaus Wilkinson and Boris Zalyotkin in the men's both having won gold at the last European championships, and in the women's, Rita Pesuth who won her second gold medal at Caorle, having also won in Semi-Contact. Poland were the top nation in Light-Contact winning three gold, three silver and four bronze medals.[10]

Men's Light-Contact Kickboxing Medals Table[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
-57 kg Dezső Debreczeni Hungary Rafal Kaluzny Poland Danijel Mrkoci Croatia
Erdinc Albayoglu Germany
-63 kg Dawid Kowalski Poland Jorge Coelho Germany Rouslan Agloulline Poland
Amjane Abaelaziz Morocco
-69 kg Alexandr Maslov Russia Eirik Gundersen Norway Andreas Hahn Germany
Ramadani Besnik Switzerland
-74 kg Boris Zalyotkin Russia Rafal Petertil Poland Matt Perrins Canada
Mirko Greppo Italy
-79 kg Alexandr Dmitzienko Russia Zoltan Dancso Hungary Chris McBride United States
Dirk Lewandowski Germany
-84 kg Martin Albers Germany Mirko Borkovic Croatia Marek Marszal Poland
Laszlo Toth Hungary
-89 kg Klaus Wilkinson United Kingdom William Eaves United States Rjobert Budnicki Poland
Marco Tagliaferri Italy
-94 kg Michal Wszelak Poland Christian Andreoletti Italy Andrej Rybaltchenko Russia
Toni Turk Slovenia
+94 kg Wojciech Szczerbiński Poland Gianmario Franchina Italy Stefan Oscarsson Sweden
Alexander Major United States

Women's Light-Contact Kickboxing Medals Table[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
-50 kg Diana Szkagyi Hungary Julia Tzotimova Russia Manuela Fugazza Italy
Julita Tkaczyk Poland
-55 kg Rita Pesuth Hungary Marzia Davide Italy Tetyana Mymrykova Ukraine
Rada Matsonen Russia
-60 kg Barbara Plazzoli Italy Sanja Stunja Croatia Rajsima Nuzislamova Russia
Maike Golzenleuchter Germany
-65 kg Helene Horlaville France Annamaria Sisonna Italy Katarina Zuvic Croatia
Julia Grassini United States
+65 kg Sallie McArdle Republic of Ireland Karolina Lukasik Poland Anja Renfordt Germany
Stamena Milicevici Serbia and Montenegro

Semi-Contact[edit]

Semi-Contact is a form of kickboxing in which fights were won by points given due to technique, skill and speed, with physical force limited and as with other forms of amateur kickboxing, head and body protection is worn - more information on Semi-Contact can be found on the W.A.K.O. website.[11] The men had eight weight divisions ranging from 57 kg/125.4 lbs to over 94 kg/+206.8 lbs while the women had five ranging from 50 kg/110 lbs to over 65 kg/143 lbs. The most notable winner was Rita Pesuth who also won gold at the same event in Light-Contact making her a double winner. Italy was the top country in the style, winning six golds and four bronzes.[12]

Men's Semi-Contact Kickboxing Medals Table[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
-57 kg Gianpaolo Calajò Italy Rafal Kaluzny Poland Danijel Mrkoci Croatia
Hachgen Muchusekov Russia
-63 kg Andrea Misiani Italy Hasan Cataltas Turkey Davorin Gabrovel Slovenia
Adilson Babtista United States
-69 kg Jason Facey United States Artur Cholewa Norway Ilija Salerno Republic of Ireland
Thomas Pfaffl Germany
-74 kg Corey Cain United Kingdom Nikos Memos Greece Hudoba Tamas Hungary
Ralph Hafner Germany
-84 kg Mike Pombiero United States Laszlo Toth Hungary Emanuele Bozzolani Italy
Ozcan Arslan Turkey
-89 kg Chris McBride United States Clifton Finaley United Kingdom Roberto Montuoro Italy
Robert Devane Republic of Ireland
-94 kg Marcello Tomasini Italy Dean Furestenberg United States Michael Steier Germany
Bernard Paqoet Canada
+94 kg Marco Culiersi Italy Mesut Celik Turkey Emmanuel St-Louis Canada
Rudiger Miller Germany

Women's Semi-Contact Kickboxing Medals Table[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
-50 kg Samantha Aquilano Italy Amanda Quansah United Kingdom Sabine Seifert Germany
Julia Tzotimova Russia
-55 kg Rita Pesuth Hungary Gonca Thurm Germany Angela Caldera United States
Tiziana Boscolo Italy
-60 kg Luisa Lico Italy Agnes Tapai Hungary Carla Ribeiro Brazil
Melanie Moder Germany
-65 kg Kierston Shelby United States Anita Madsen Norway Patrizia Berlingeri Switzerland
Elaine Fowler Canada
+65 kg Nicola Corbett Republic of Ireland Nadja Sibila Slovenia Oksana Kinach Ukraine
Elisabetta Degani Italy

Musical Forms[edit]

Musical Forms is a non-physical competition which sees the contestants fighting against imaginary foes using Martial Arts techniques - more information on the style can be found on the W.A.K.O. website.[13] The men and women competed in four different styles explained below:

The most notable winners were Olga Valentinova who was a double winner in Musical Forms and Alexei Pekarchik who also won gold in Thai-boxing. By the end of the championships USA were the top nation with four golds, one silver and two bronze medals.[14]

Men's Musical Forms Medals Table[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Hard Styles Jon Valera United States Christian Brell Germany Christophe Carrio France
Soft Styles Anthony De Marco United States Paulo Santana Portugal Alexei Pekarchik Belarus
Artur Frelke Germany
Hard Styles with Weapons Jon Valera United States Christian Brell Germany Christophe Carrio France
Soft Styles with Weapons Georg Filimonov Russia Anthony De Marco United States Artur Frelke Germany
Alexei Pekarchik Belarus

Women's Musical Forms Medals Table[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Hard Styles Karyne Belanger Canada Sandra Hess Germany Stephanie Flowers United States
Soft Styles Olga Valentinova Belarus Sorokina Svetlana Russia Angie Caldera United States
Hard Styles with Weapons Casey Marks United States Sandra Hess Germany Mahoro Drija Belarus
Soft Styles with Weapons Olga Valentinova Belarus Valeria Smirnova Russia Ewa Sliwa Poland

Overall Medals Standing (Top 5)[edit]

Ranking Country Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
1 Belarus Belarus 11 2 4
2 Russia Russia 10 8 8
3 Italy Italy 7 4 10
4 United States USA 7 3 9
5 Poland Poland 4 5 7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caorle Italy 1999" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Offizielle Ergebnisse der WAKO-WM in Italien ... - Kickbox-Ergebnisse (Polish language - also mentions results etc)". www.kickboxer.de. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Caorle Italy 1999 (List of Nations)" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  4. ^ "WAKO Full contact Rules" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  5. ^ "Mariusz Cieśliński » Biografia (Polish language)". www.mariuszcieslinski.pl. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  6. ^ "Caorle Italy 1999 (Full Contact)" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  7. ^ "Caorle Italy 1999 (Thai Boxing)" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  8. ^ "Gym Kick Fighter / History of Gym Kick Fighter". www.muaythai.org.by. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  9. ^ "WAKO Light-Contact Rules" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  10. ^ "Caorle Italy 1999 (Light Contact)" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  11. ^ "Semi-Contact Rules" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-04-29. 
  12. ^ "Caorle Italy 1999 (Semi Contact)" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  13. ^ "WAKO Musical Forms Rules" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  14. ^ "Caorle Italy 1999 (Semi Contact)" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 

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