The women’s kickboxing series Girl Power makes its debut in Poland with Episode 8 produced tonight (June 7). The event takes place in the city Bedzin, featuring a knockout contest with eight international featherweights battling it out for WKN belt.
To win the tournament the contender has to collect three victories during one evening going through quarter-final, semi-final and final. The fast-paced bouts are scheduled for three rounds.
The roster of the upcoming show includes four representatives of the country-host, two Italian fighters, the competitor from Ukraine and the kickboxer from Malta. The tournament draw was conducted on Thursday over the course of the official weigh-in ceremony.
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Barbara Nalepka of Poland and Vittoria Di Mauro of Italy kick off the tournament squaring off in the first quarter-final bout. Both athletes tipped the scales at 59.8 kg.
The second quarter-final features Diane Schembri up against Olga Gavrish. The competitor from Malta weighed-in at 57.4 kg, while her Ukrainian opponent declared 57 kg.
Karolina Mlynik showed 57.9 kg for the third quarter-final bout, in which she faces her Polish-fellow Wiktoria Mirecka, who was 59.4 kg.
The fourth quarter-final bout is a matchup between Italian Marika Pagliaroli and local Katarzyna Jaworska. The athletes weighed-in at 59.4 kg and 60.6 kg, respectively.
The co-promoter of Girl Power 8 is “SuperKick” Cezary Podraza. The referee on the night is Klaus Hagemann. President of World Kickboxing Network Stephane Cabrera attends the event.
The lineup and weigh-in result for Girl Power 8 Bedzin can be found below.
Girl Power 8 Bedzin
Barbara Nalepka (Poland / 59.8 kg) vs. Vittoria Di Mauro (Italy / 59.8 kg)
Diane Schembri (Malta / 57.4 kg) vs. Olga Gavrish (Ukraine / 57 kg)
Karolina Mlynik (Poland / 57.9 kg) vs. Wiktoria Mirecka (Poland / 59.4 kg)
Marika Pagliaroli (Italy / 59.4 kg) vs. Katarzyna Jaworska (Poland / 60.6 kg)