European Championships 2024 April 20th-21st

Saturday April 20th

The day started with female power breaking, where Tabitha Van Lierde and Zuzanna Debowska were competing. Tabitha could break with the sonkal taerigi, Zuzanna was not able to do breaks at her first EC. But both girls will be competing in team power breaking on Sunday.

Andreea Musca was up in pattern against Norway, a competitor she had already beaten before. However this time the referees decided in favour of Norway.

In the afternoon Alice Vrinat was facing multiple champion Bo Rook from The Netherlands in pattern. Although she performed very well, Bo was the one taking the win. She would become european champion later that day.

In sparring Jeremie was up against Romania. Few points were made on both sides, in the end the romanian won with the smallest difference.

In the evening, after the gala, the AETF Women Committee organized a Meet&Greet, with Master Virginia attending as AETF Vice-President and Master Annick as chair of the committee. Most of the belgian team delegates were present.

Sunday April 21st

The morning was busy. Wim Vermeir and Hans Rombaut were the first ones in the ring, in pattern 4-6 degree. Wim did great, but a small mistake made him lose over Denmark. Hans won the first bout against Hungary, facing Italy in the second round, which unfortunately he lost although in our opinion he deserved to win.

Rune faced Austria in tul, he was a bit nervous, so the austrian competitor won the bout.

Alyssa had to step in the ring for sparring. She really fought with her heart, beating Spain and Romania and facing Finland in the third round. Both girls were quite equal, the win could go to each side, but in the end Finland took it. Alyssa so just missed the podium.

The afternoon started with male power breaking. Hans was one of the few competitors to break with punch, but he injured himself and could not do the other techniques fully.

Altan went straight to the second bout, where he faced an experienced irish competitor, multiple champion. Altan fought as a lion, but on his first EC he could not beat experience. But, the future will be his.

The last event was team power breaking for the female team. They did so well and achieved the bronze medal.