Bulgarian competitors won two gold medals at the 15th Balkan Karate Championship which took place on the 13th and 14th of December in Arena Armeec with the general sponsorship of ZK Lev Ins AD. The opening ceremony featured performances by the Bulgare Dance Company and Krisiya Todorova. Attending the ceremony as official guests were Mr. Antonio Espinos, President of the World Karate Federation and the European Karate Federation, for whom this was the first visit to Bulgaria. He was invited here by the Bulgarian Karate Federation along with Tommy Morris, a renowned karate and shooting expert.
In the course of two days people got to see many exciting karate demonstrations and fights featuring over 1 000 young men and women under the age of 21 representing 12 Balkan nations.
The general sponsor of the competition, Lev Ins, gave away attractive prizes such as Active Care Insurance and various other surprise gifts to the luckiest members of the audience.