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  • 2012 WKC in Novara - Day 3

    The final day of the 15th WKC featured the men's team event. There were many hard fought matches in the pools, and then the ensuing tournament stage, but eventually the field was narrowed down to the US versus Korea in one semifinal, and Hungary versus Japan in the other. Japan defeated Hungary without too much difficulty, but they will be very satisfied with their first third placing. The United States took Korea to the wire, and Chris Yang scored what must be considered one of the gutsiest ippon men strikes ever seen. In the end it was Korea that prevailed though, and the stage was set for yet another Japan versus Korea grudge match. The atmosphere was tense, and the matches were controversial. In the end it was Japan that won, but at what expense to their reputation? I'm sure passionate debates will ensue. A full report of the WKC will appear in the next issue of Kendo World due out soon.

    TEAMS FINAL - match 1:

    TEAMS FINAL - match 2:

    TEAMS FINAL - match 3:

    TEAMS FINAL - match 4:

    TEAMS FINAL - match 5:

    TEAMS SEMIFINAL 2 - match 1:

    TEAMS SEMIFINAL 2 - match 2:

    TEAMS SEMIFINAL 2 - match 3:

    TEAMS SEMIFINAL 2 - match 4:

    TEAMS SEMIFINAL 2 - match 5:

    Due to a problem with the camera, we could not film the first semifinal between Japan and Hungary... Our sincere apologies.