Cyprus won two bronze medals in the Karate 1 Series A that was held in Athens from 13-15 January.
A Cyprus Karate federation press release said that Matheos Stylianou got a bronze meal in a group of 96 athletes in the 84+kg category with six wins, beating champions Scotland 4-0, Spain 8-0, Ireland 3-2, Jordan 6-1 and losing from Bosnian champion by 8-7 and then winning 1-0 Albania and Serbia with 1-0.
Theodosia Giamouki also conquered the bronze medal among 50 athletes in the 68+kg category with 4 wins, defeating France 4-1, Canada 4-3, losing to Greece 4-1 and then winning Brazil 0-0 (4-0 points) and Turkey 3-1.
The Federation said the 7th place that Alex Michail took is considered a success after achieving 3 wins (USA, Greece, Kazakhstan) in the -75Kg category, while Markos Tsaggaras took 9th place with 2 wins (Puerto Rico, Switzerland) in the -67kg category. Athina Kokkinidou achieved 2 wins (Greece, Argentina).
Athletes who achieved a single victory in their categories were Dimitrios Dimitriadis, Panagiotis Loizidis, Rodothea Violari, while very good performances were made by Costas Constantinou, Renos Kyrou, Aria Gonzales, Evangelia Kagia, Mikaela Christou, Nicolas Yenias and Panagiota Giamouki.
The Federation congratulated all athletes who participated and represented Cyprus in this international Karate 1 Series A tournament of the world federation.