The Legendary Christophe Pinna in The 10K Karate Clash 2018
When Saturday 31st March 2018 was announced for the next 10K Karate Clash, Christophe Pinna was also announced as one of four international athletes to join the party at the award wining Troxy, next Easter Bank Holiday.
Christophe Pinna is an exceptional athlete being 4 x World Champion, 6 x European Champion and winning 6 French Championship Titles, in the 90s he won every title under the sun.
On October 14, 2000, after winning the supreme title of “World Champion of all categories”, he ended his career.
Christophe became a national coach as well as a world expert in karate, sharing his passion in teaching karate for competition and continuing to experience new challenges in different sports.
On August 3, 2016, at its 129th session in Rio, the International Olympic Committee announced that karate would become an Olympic discipline for the Tokyo Games in 2020.
One of Christophe Pinna’s dreams comes true, Karate finally enters the Olympic family, which offers beautiful goals for the young generations of karate.
But this recognition also sounds like a revelation, Christophe decides to set himself a challenge:
To return to the highest level to obtain the last medal, the most beautiful, the Olympic medal, the only one he is missing.
20 years later he prepares his body and undergoes several tests to evaluate the his return to competition, the verdict is a green light to enter competition and start an extraordinary adventure.
Supported by the City of Nice, the French Olympic Committee (CDOS) and the Regional Olympic Committee (CROS), the French Karate Federation, the Orpea group, Be You, the Arkopharma laboratories, APE.
A true human and sporting adventure: to return to the highest level and to try to win an Olympic medal in the sport that gave everything to him and to which he devoted his whole life.
It also aims to give visibility to karate and the values that are attached to it: respect for others, success through work, self-passing, honesty, willingness, performance, self-confidence.
A good example for generations to come but also the oldest:
To believe in your dreams and try everything to make them happen overcoming the barriers. “Whatever happens, I would have been through to what I believe in, with no barriers.”
The British public are in for a real treat come Saturday 31st March as the legendary Christophe Pinna will try to add the 10K crown to his long list of titles in preparation for 2020.
Tickets are available now for the 2018 10K Karate Clash