Great satisfaction of the organizers and enthusiasm of the participants in the 5th edition of the NI-KKO ROMA OPEN, held at Palatorrino Sports Hall, in Rome, on 22 and 23 February, 2020.
Fifty clubs from 16 nations decided to travel to the Eternal City, with their Juniors and Seniors students on Saturday and with Children and Cadets on Sunday, to join our competition of individual pattern and sparring, and special techniques only for Children and Cadets.
Sunny days and mild temperatures welcomed athletes, their families and friends, thus contributing to a happy and exciting atmosphere.
The organization by the ExtremeFighters team, directed by GM Wim Bos, with Master Iagher and Minotti, Sabum Paolo Gentile and Ms Mimmocchi, was appreciated by all and, together with the great job done by the umpires on both days, the competition ended earlier than expected thus allowing many to enjoy the beauty of Rome and to make the most out of the weekend.
Sabum M. Vorontsov run the event by Sportdata with his usual, and well known, precision and efficiency.
The organizers warmly thank the 44 national and international qualified umpires that worked at their best and ensured the seriousness to the event and the program to run professionally and smoothly.
Master Carmine Caiazzo, President FITAE-ITF, attended the event and kindly opened the competition congratulating the organizers for the big success of the event.
The competition level was good and surely the best of each categories were on podium. In the IV-VI dan pattern competition, Sabum Lylian Doulay (France) world champion 2019, excelled, as always, winning the category and the Grand Champion title for the 5th time. Timothy Bos also confirms the excellent preparation winning the pattern competition III degree, the sparring -70 kg and, again, the title of Grand Champion sparring -70 kg.
The Grand Champions were awarded with a dobok and a trophy offered by MYGHTYFIST:
GRAND CHAMPION SPARRING MALE JUNIOR -62KG
BIAN NABERNIK BARADA HWARANG SLOVENIA
GRAND CHAMPION SPARRING MALE JUNIOR +62KG
ZAVEC TIMOTEJ BARADA HWARANG SLOVENIA
GRAND CHAMPION SPARRING FEMALE JUNIOR -55KG
FLAMINI GAIA Joy Sport & Wellness ITALY
GRAND CHAMPION SPARRING FEMALE JUNIOR +55KG
D'AMATO COLLIEN SPORTSSCHULE D'AMATO GERMANY
GRAND CHAMPION SPARRING MALE SENIOR -70KG
BOS TIMOTHY EXTREMEFIGHTERS ROMA ITALY
GRAND CHAMPION SPARRING MALE SENIOR +70KG
CASTELNUOVO ALESSANDRO EXTREMEFIGHTERS ROMA ITALY
GRAND CHAMPION SPARRING FEMALE SENIOR
OLIVERIO FRANCESCA EXTREMEFIGHTERS ROMA ITALY
GRAND CHAMPION PATTERN MALE
DOULAY LYLIAN TAEKWON-DO NIMES FRANCE
GRAND CHAMPION PATTERN FEMALE
SACCON AGNESE KOBUKSON TKD CLUB FONTANELLE ITALY
All results are available on Sportdata .
Sunday was dedicated to Children and Cadets events and it was an exciting party day for everyone. The competition run very fluently with great collaboration of careful and accurate coaches and referees.
Some disappointments for those who, this time, failed to get on the podium, and lots of smiles by those who took home, perhaps coming from very far away, the coveted medal.
Many photos, hugs, exchange of contacts that can be the beginning of new and lasting friendships, this is the sporting spirit that we want to live and spread.
The organizers thank the sponsor NI-KKO SPORT, the Italian company specialized in the supply of doboks, safeties and clothing for Taekwon-Do ITF and other martial arts, who greatly helped for the decoration of the hall and provided uniforms for umpires, staff and medical personnel.
Gratitude to the sponsor Acqua Dolomia, always present in FITAE-ITF events, making available to the participants the water of the Dolomites and gift boxes for the guests of honor of the event:
Marcello Fonte, protagonist of the film "Dogman", 2018 winner of Cannes movie festival and "David di Donatello" price as best leading actor;
Stefano Maniscalco, World and European karate champion WKF;
Claudio del Falco, action movies actor and WTKA 2019 world champion (karate), entrepreneur and great friend of FITAE-ITF;
Michele Verginelli, champion of Sanda and MMA.
For this edition the organizers engaged The FIGHT SCOUT company to film all Saturday competitions and results on rings 1-2-3. All the material is now available on line on www.thefightscout.com for viewing and downloading. Just an extra service for our friends and for all desiring to watch the competitions.
Thanks to the streaming link in Palatorrino, it was also possible to follow the event on line.
The official photographer, Emanuel Sanguigni, was in charge of the shooting during the two days of competition, his photos will be published on his web site and on the ExtremeFighters Facebook page.
The ExtremeFighters are getting ready for their next big event in Rome: the 2nd Extreme Summer Camp in Rome from 1 to 5 July, 2020.
We would like to thank all participants, coaches, referees and families coming from Argentina, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine and Italy, that decided to share with us exciting emotions and contribute in making a fantastic Taekwon-Do weekend at the 5th NI-KKO ROMA OPEN.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the next big event in Rome, the 2nd Extreme Summer Camp in Rome from 1 to 5 July, 2020, and to the 6th NI-KKO ROMA OPEN next February 2021.
GM Wim Bos
Master Leandro iagher
Master Stefano Minotti
Sabum Paolo Gentile
Ms Tiziana Mimmocchi