ZAGREB, Feb 11 (Croatia Sun News) – Jelena Pehar of Croatia on Sunday won the title of the European champion in U21 Female Kumite -50kg. defeating Portuguese Caterine Rodrigues (1-0 ) at the 2020 EKF Junior, Cadet & U21 Championships in Budapest.
The Croatian karate fighter took silver two years ago in this event.
Apart from Pehar, there were four more Croatian medalists in this competition for U21 and they all bagged the bronze: Laura Fucik (-61), Lea Vukoja (-68), Lucia Lesjak (+68) and the male competitor Renato Resetar (-84).
Also, the bronze was won by the Croatian female junior team kata consisting of Inga Grgic, Sabina Petkovic and Stela Horvat.
The tree-day championships in Hungary brought together 1155 karate fighters from 52 countries, and the most successful countries were Turkey and Azerbaijan.