W.A.K.O. World Championships 2001 (Belgrade)

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W.A.K.O. World Championships 2001 (Belgrade)
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A poster or logo for W.A.K.O. World Championships 2001 (Belgrade).
Information
Promotion W.A.K.O.
Date 21 November 2001(start)
25 November 2001 (end)
City Serbia and Montenegro Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
Event chronology
W.A.K.O. World Championships 2001 (Maribor) W.A.K.O. World Championships 2001 (Belgrade) W.A.K.O. European Championships 2002

W.A.K.O. World Championships 2001 were the joint thirteenth world kickboxing championships (the other was held earlier that year in Maribor, Slovenia) hosted by the W.A.K.O. organization. It was the second championships to be held in Serbia and Montenegro (the Europeans had been held here back in 1996) and was open to amateur men and women across the world.

There were three styles on offer at Belgrade; Full-Contact, Low-Kick (men only) and Thai-Boxing (men only). The other typical styles, Semi Contact, Musical Forms etc., had taken place at the sister event in Maribor. By the end of the championships Russia was the strongest nation overall, followed by Belarus in second and hosts Serbia and Montenegro in third. The event was held over five days in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, starting on Wednesday, 21 November and finishing on Sunday, 25 November 2001.[1][2]

Full-Contact[edit]

Full-Contact is a form of kickboxing where both punches and kicks are thrown with full force with strikes below the waist prohibited. Most matches are settled by either a point's decision or referee stoppage and like most other amateur contact sports, head and body protection is compulsory. More detail on Full-Contact rules can be found on the W.A.K.O. website. At Belgrade both men and women took part in the style with the men having twelve divisions ranging from 51 kg/112.2 lbs to over 91 kg/+200.2 lbs, and the women had seven ranging from 48 kg/105.6 lbs to over 70 kg/+143 lbs.[3] Notable winners included was Roman Romanchuk who would also have some success in amateur boxing and Fouad Habbani who made the successful transition to Full-Contact having won gold in Light-Contact at Maribor. By the end of the championship Russia was by far the most successful country in the category winning seven golds and six bronzes in both male and female competition.[4]

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

Event Gold Silver Bronze
-51 kg Olleksandr Sasyn Ukraine Francisco Fernandes Portugal Ramin Allahverdiyev Azerbaijan
-54 kg Aleksandr Fedorov Russia Damian Lawniczak Poland Maxim Glubochenko Ukraine
Lazaros Hatzisavvas Greece
-57 kg Fouad Habbani France Youness Bouignane Norway Eduard Mammadov Azerbaijan
Pedro Marta Portugal
-60 kg Michal Tomczykowski Poland Bouchaib El Bilali Morocco Vladimir Pykhtin Russia
Dejan Kekic Serbia and Montenegro
-63.5 kg Malik Mangouchi France Arild Mikalsen Norway Badre Belhaja Morocco
Danylo Stepanenko Ukraine
-67 kg Ruslan Batrutdinov Russia Mariusz Ziętek Ukraine Krasimiz Gambazor Bulgaria
Roman Pichuk Russia
-71 kg Robert Nowak Poland Rafael Gazayev Azerbaijan Thomas Kristiansen Norway
Konstanine Belooussov Russia
-75 kg Ramadani Besnik Switzerland Oleyandr Kirsh Ukraine Tomasz Walenski Poland
Andreas Papadakis Greece
-81 kg Roman Romanchuk Russia Solobodan Marinkovic Serbia and Montenegro Alessio Rondelli Italy
Abdelhai Hanine Morocco
-86 kg Yohann Lemaire France Mostapha Lakhsen Morocco Ljubiša Ilić Serbia and Montenegro
David Bybee United States
-91 kg Stanislav Zemlyakov Russia Sean Collier Republic of Ireland Andriy Ivanov Bulgaria
Wayne Turner United Kingdom
+91 kg Ivan Rudan Croatia Vyacheslav Bednyy Ukraine Florentin Pintescu Romania
Dmitri Guerassimov Russia

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

Event Gold Silver Bronze
-48 kg Olesya Gladkova Russia Veronique Legras France Cinzia Vargiu Italy
Rita Takacs Hungary
-52 kg Oksana Vasilieva Russia Fatma Akyüz Germany Tatiana Rinaldi Italy
Aliya Boranbayeva Kazakhstan
-56 kg Barbara Plazzoli Italy Edyta Olewniczak Poland Evguenia Grebenchtchikova Russia
Goranka Blagojevic Serbia and Montenegro
-60 kg Milijanka Cenic Serbia and Montenegro Monika Florek Poland Julia Nemtsova Russia
K Amatava Uzbekistan
-65 kg Marjut Lappalainen Finland Bouchara Errahmani Morocco Karolina Lukasik Poland
Marija Divjak Serbia and Montenegro
-70 kg Olga Slevinskaia Russia Bojaha Trajkovic Serbia and Montenegro No bronze medalists recorded
+70 kg Kabira Rochai Morocco Izabel Cavka Croatia Daniela Lazarevska Republic of Macedonia

Low-Kick[edit]

Low-kick is a style of kickboxing which is similar to Full-Contact, allowed strikes (punches and kicks) to be thrown at full force, with the only difference being that strikes are also allowed to the legs of the opponent. Fights are mainly won by a point's decision or by a referee stoppage, with head and body protection mandatory for all contestants. More details on the rules can be found at the W.A.K.O. website.[5] At Belgrade the category was open to men only with twelve weight divisions ranging from 51 kg/112.2 lbs to over 91 kg/+200.2 lbs. The most notable gold medallist was Ivan Strugar who won yet another gold medal (sixth overall) at a W.A.K.O. championships, while future K-1 MAX and Superleague fighters (and brothers) José Reis and Luis Reis won bronze. By the end of the championships the host nation Yugoslavia was the strongest country in Low-Kick winning five gold, one silver and one bronze.[6]

Men's Low-Kick Kickboxing Medals Table[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
-51 kg Utkir Hudoyarov Kyrgyzstan Mergien Monguch Russia Jozdan Vasslilev Bulgaria
Shyam Seebaluck Mauritius
-54 kg Milos Anic Serbia and Montenegro Nurlan Valiev Russia Vusal Babayev Azerbaijan
Mariusz Cieśliński Poland
-57 kg Evgeniy Khil Russia Nicolai Muhailov Bulgaria Mirbel Suiunbajev Azerbaijan
Gabor Kiss Hungary
-60 kg Nikola Mladenovic Serbia and Montenegro Viatcheslav Tislenko Russia Tahir Duishekeyev Kyrgyzstan
Saidi El Houssain Morocco
-63.5 kg Milisan Icic Serbia and Montenegro Boughnim El Mostafa Morocco Alexandru Pogorelov Russia
Alessio Pastifieri Italy
-67 kg Isa Mambetov Kyrgyzstan Ruslan Kovalenko Ukraine Luis Reis Portugal
Valeri Akinchine Russia
-71 kg Issaev Ioussoup Russia Dmitri Lihodumov Tajikistan Sanjar Saparbekov Kyrgyzstan
José Reis Portugal
-75 kg Ivan Sočo Serbia and Montenegro Kanatbek Sydygaliev Kyrgyzstan Oleg Outenine Russia
Anatoliy Dyakov Ukraine
-81 kg Ivan Strugar Serbia and Montenegro Drazenko Ninic Republika Srpska Ali Porsukov Kyrgyzstan
Abudakar Abakarov Russia
-86 kg Ismailov Magomed Russia Stanko Pavlović Serbia and Montenegro Anuar Ibrayev Kyrgyzstan
Ilko Makshutov Bulgaria
-91 kg Ante Varnica Croatia Ruslan Azizov Kyrgyzstan Georgi Siderov Bulgaria
Sergey Sokolov Ukraine
+91 kg Jovan Nikolic Republika Srpska Jasmin Sejdinović Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirko Vlahovic Serbia and Montenegro
Tugomir Gruica Croatia

Thai-Boxing[edit]

Thai-boxing (more commonly known as Muay Thai is the most physical style of kickboxing in which the contestants use punches, kicks, elbows and knees to attempt to defeat their opponent, often by referee stoppage or via a point's decision. As with other forms of amateur kickboxing, participants must wear head and body protection. At Belgrade the category was open to men only with twelve weight divisions ranging from 51 kg/112.2 lbs to over 91 kg/+200.2 lbs. Notable winners included Andrei Kulebin winning the first of what would later be many world titles and future It's Showtime 77 MAX world champion Dmitry Shakuta. As with the last world championships Belarus proved to be absolutely dominant once more in Thai-boxing, going one better this time by picking up an incredible nine gold medals.[7]

Men's Thai-Boxing Medals Table[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
-51 kg Andrei Kulebin Belarus Maxim Slipchenko Ukraine No bronze medalists recorded
-54 kg Dmitry Koren Belarus Oleg Movchan Ukraine Issam Laafissi Morocco
-57 kg Mohamed Ajuan Morocco Edgar Arutyunyan Ukraine Moghad Eshan Rastegar Iran
Ahmed Chaikho Lebanon
-60 kg Rachid Boumalek Morocco Dmitry Ouchkanov Russia Oleksiy Neskyy Ukraine
Kic Brahislav Serbia and Montenegro
-63.5 kg Evgeni Gvozdev Belarus Mourad Tijarti Morocco Celap Hehad Serbia and Montenegro
Oleksiy Kandalintsev Ukraine
-67 kg Alexei Pekarchik Belarus Shamil Gaydarbekov Russia Pavlo Batsynu Ukraine
Jakob SzilardHungary
-71 kg Yuri Bulat Belarus Yevgen Chronobrovtsev Ukraine Namiq Hashimov Azerbaijan
Dmitry Kurbatov Russia
-75 kg Dmitry Shakuta Belarus Khabib Gadjiev Russia Milan Maljkovic Serbia and Montenegro
Khalid Hanine Morocco
-81 kg Yauhen Anhalevich Belarus Lorenzo Borgomeo Italy Maksym Kyyk Ukraine
Raup Izrailov Russia
-86 kg Ivan Tolkachev Belarus Vadym Vlayev Ukraine Domenico Giuliano Italy
-91 kg Andrei Molchanov Belarus Timur Porsukov Russia Jevgeny Evtoshenko Ukraine
Milan Rabrehovic Serbia and Montenegro
+91 kg Sergei Arkhipov Ukraine Dragan Jovanović Serbia and Montenegro Ivica Perkovic Croatia
Shammal Gaddgiev Russia

Overall Medals Standing (Top 5)[edit]

Ranking Country Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
1 Russia Russia 10 7 13
2 Belarus Belarus 9 0 0
3 Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 6 4 9
4 Morocco Morocco 3 5 5
5 France France 3 1 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results of the 13th WAKO World Championships Belgrade (Yugoslavia)" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Kickbox-Ergebnisse - Kickboxer (German language - Dates & Results)". www.kickboxer.de. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  3. ^ "WAKO Full contact Rules" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Results of the 13th WAKO World Championships Belgrade (Yugoslavia) (fullcontact men/women)" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  5. ^ "WAKO Low-Kick Rules" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Results of the 13th WAKO World Championships Belgrade (Yugoslavia) (low-kick)" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  7. ^ "Results of the 13th WAKO World Championships Belgrade (Yugoslavia) (thai-boxing)" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 

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