WAKO World (seniors) Kickboxing Championship-2019 was held in Antalya, Turkey from 23rd November to 1st December. The massive Antalya Sports Hall was chosen to be the venue where all the Ring and Tatami proceedings took place. Around 65 Nations with 652 Athletes and 444 officials were involved in this event and Team India was one of them with their 10 members delegation headed by Mr. Santosh K Agrawal and was accompanied by Team Coach Mr. Tarkesh Mishra. Unfortunately, India couldn’t do much with the results but the Indian group was praised by the World Federation and the learning experience to compete at an International Games was phenomenal. It was a proud moment when two Indians named Mr. Kuldeep Kumar and Mrs. Pooja Harsha was named as Member WAKO Athlete Committee and Member WAKO Women in Sports Committee respectively. But, it was cherry on the cake when WAKO INDIA President Mr. Santosh K. Agrawal was nominated as the International Kickboxing Federation WAKO Technical Committee Member.
The WAKO Family celebrated World Kickboxing Day on 30th November whole heartedly where WAKO President Mr. Roy Baker and other team members were present. It was the first anniversary of the sports provisional IOC recognition which is milestone for the dynamic sport.
Congratulations to all Team Members and Good Wishes for future.