This summer the city of Umag, Croatia has hosted the greatest karate event for young karatekas in the world. Over 1,800 athletes from 74 countries participated in the World Cup and the Qualification Tournament for Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games. The young generation aged between 10 and 20 years gathered to learn from world champions invited at the event, and later on to demonstrate their talent on the tatami.

Congratulations to our athletes: Ion Hasan, Vasile Oanta, Alex and Octavian Garstea, as well as their parents and coaches Oleg Abalin, Sartori Daniele, Andriy Lazarenko.

We thank the National Olympic and Sports Committee for supporting young athletes on their way to achieving the Olympic dream.