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Austrian Open Kyorugi 2013 Preview

Austrian Open Kyorugi 2013 Preview

The action of the Austrian Open Kyorugi 2013 will take place in the Olympia World of Innsbruck this weekend. 1.400 athletes will show all they’ve got with the Puebla 2013 World Championships already in sight.
This year’s event will be divided into 3 age categories. Cadets (12-14), Juniors (15-17) and Seniors (+ 18).
The organization had to raise the participation limit from 1,200 to 1,400 this year and yet nearly 200 athletes could not sign up for it. Some of the most remarkable participants are the Olympians Uno Sanli (Sweden), Dragana Gladovic (Serbia), Natalia Falavigna (Brazil), Ana Zaninovic (Croatia), who also got a bronze medal in the last World Championships and her twin Lucija Zaninovic, bronze in London 2012 and in the last European Championships in Manchester.

Lucija Zaninovic in London 2012

On Saturday, 1st of June, there will be the entire tournament of five weight classes of each category; the Male Cadets (-33 kg, -37 kg, -41 kg, -45 kg and -49 kg), Female Cadets (-29 kg, -33 kg, -37 kg, -41 kg and -44 kg), Male Juniors (-45 kg, -48 kg, -51 kg, -59 kg and -68 kg), Female Juniors (-42 kg, -46 kg, -52 kg, -59 kg and-63 kg), Male Seniors (-54 kg, -63 kg, -74 kg, -80 kg and -87 kg) and Female Seniors (-46 kg, -49 kg, -53 kg, -62 kg and -67 kg).
On Sunday the 2nd, last day of the tournament, there will be five more weight classes of the Male Cadet (-53 kg, -57 kg, -61 kg, -65 kg and +65 kg), the Female Cadet (-47 kg, -51 kg, -55 kg, -59 kg and +59 kg), the Male Junior (-55 kg, -63 kg, -73 kg, -78 kg and +78 kg) and the Female Junior (-44 kg, -49 kg, -55 kg, -68 kg and +68 kg) and three of both Senior categories; Male (-58 kg, -68kg and +87kg) and Female (-57 kg, -73 kg and +73 kg).
To check the full schedule of the Austrian Kyorugi Open 2013 please visit: http://austrianopen.otdv.at/attachments/048_Outline%20Austrian%20Open%202013.pdf
It is worth mentioning that the Austrian Open is an ETU A-Class Tournament. The Austrian Open Poomsae 2013 will take place two weeks later, on Saturday the 15th of June, in Vienna.

Innsbruck Olympia World


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Oliver F. Domínguez
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