Mediterranean Wushu News
Debut of Mediterranean Sanda Team Championships, Mediterranean Kung Fu Championships and Mediterranean Light Sanda Tournament Augur Well for Development of Wushu in Mediterranean Region
The first Mediterranean Sanda Team Championships, the first Mediterranean Kung Fu Championships and the first Mediterranean Light Sanda Tournament were held in Athens, Greece December 1 -3, 2017.
The events were organized by the Hellenic Wushu Federation under the guidance of the IWUF Working Group for Mediterranean Wushu. Nine countries (Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, France, and Lebanon) were represented with over 200 athletes participating.
The championships were held in good conditions and with a spirit of solidarity of the Mediterranean union, reflecting its own cultural identity and approach. The Lebanese Sanda Team won the first Mediterranean Sanda Team Championships.
Dr. Sebastiano Ettore Spoto, coordinator of the IWUF Working Group for Mediterranean Wushu, said, “The events as the Mediterranean Sanda Championships and Mediterranean Kung Fu Championships will help the development of wushu within the Mediterranean Area. These events were a success. Much of the success of this event was due to people like Mr. Lampros Stamoulis, President of the Hellenic Wushu Federation. His willingness to invest his time and energy in this worthy project really makes a difference. Special thanks are due to the other participant members of the IWUF Working Group for Mediterranean Wushu, Mr. Georges Nseir and Mr. Ioannis Leontaris, for their tireless work and the excellent levels of cooperation. The next event will be the Mediterranean Junior Wushu Championships that will be held in 2018.
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