Norges Kampsportforbund

The team of four fighters from Norway finished their World Championship campaign on the 19th July.

Pressemelding   •   jul 22, 2013 01:17 CEST

On the whole commendable performances were achieved  hroughout in what was for 3 of the athletes, a debut on the world  stage.

* Siv Anja Mienna lost golden point to Costa  Rica, female -49.
* Janike Lai lost 4-1 in the quarter finals to  Korea, female -53. Korea went on to win the gold.

* Bendik Øyan lost  6-5 to the world ranked no.3 from Tunisia, male -74. Tunisia went on to win  bronze.
* Mohammed Elhatri lost 9-4 to Azerbaijan, male -87. Azerbaijan  went on to win bronze.

The championships have  displayed variations in gameplay styles and approaches from the many
participating nations and the packed stadium has enjoyed some dynamic fights  from the players representing different continental federations.

From a Norwegian perspective both performances  and results give a good indication that the athletes are developing in to very  good Taekwondo players and that the Norwegian approach is on the right path  forward.

Norges Kampsportforbund (NKF) er det tiende største særforbundet under Norges idrettsforbund og olympiske og paralympiske komité (NIF). Forbundet er lokalisert på Ullevål stadion i Oslo. NKF organiserer over 20 kampidretter, hvorav karate, taekwondo, jujutsu, wushu og kendo er de fremste konkurranseidrettene.