03/10/2011

Alexander Walter, Bronze Medal at the Taekwon-Do ITF World Championship in New Zealand

March 10th 2011, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Alexander Walter obtained the Bronze in the Patterns Male Senior I degree category.

He started early in the morning defeating Slovenia in eighth finals and Australia in quarter finals. His great path positioned him in semi-finals against Argentina. The high concentration and good techniques of Alex were not enough to defeat the Argentinean competitor who finally became world champion.

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Alex couldn’t show all his Power Breaking skills in the championship. Unfortunately for our competitor, he received the last call while he was doing the Tul in the semi-finals. This fact didn’t allow him to do the correct warming up for power breaking, consequently, his performance was not the one we are used to see.

 

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The other members of the Belgian team did also well, especially Hans Rombaut who obtained a bronze medal in Patterns Male Senior III degree. Hans defeated Poland and Japan and was beaten by the competitor of New Zealand who finally became the world champion.

 

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Andreea Musca, (female sparring -52kg), was leading the fight in the first round, however, in the second round the Jamaican competitor overcame the situation and obtained the final victory. Andreea also competed in Pattern Female II degree, beating Slovenia in eighth finals and being defeated by Chile in quarter finals.

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 Bistra Dencheva (female sparring -58kg) started very well defeating England. Although her great performance against Argentina, Bistra had to face a disputable decision from the umpires, who gave to the Argentinean the final triumph. In the same ring as Bistra, Peter Van Gucht (male sparring +80kg) won his first round against Finland. This victory put Peter in the eighth finals where he encountered the local New Zealand. After a hard combat, everyone was expecting to see Peter as a winner, except the umpires. Patrick Crevecoeur (male sparring -80kg) was defeated by Germany in a very technical and narrow combat.

Pre-arranged free sparring.

On Sunday 13th , the last day of the World Championship, Bistra Dencheva and Hans Rombaut (European Champions in title) will face in the first round the team of New Zealand (Vice-World Champions in title) in an encounter which promises to show an outstanding level.

You can follow the event on streaming on the official website of the tournament: http://www.itfnewzealand2011.com/

 

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