Israeli kickboxer Nili Block, wins Kickboxing World Championships


The 20yr-old Israeli has impressed everyone watching her throughout the championship, even beating a former 6-time world champ in the semi-finals.

By Tomer Ganor


Israeli kickboxer Nili Block won the Kickboxing World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on Saturday, after defeating her Croatian opponent in the finals of the women’s under 60kg category. 

Nili Block. – Photo: Israel Kickboxing Federation

Block’s coach, Beny Cogan, told Ynet, “It was a tough fight to the end; Nili lead on points and kept the advantage even though the Croatian pressured her.”

“We are all happy and proud of Nili’s win, (she) represented us well,” said Israel Kickboxing Federation Chairperson Hani Sachs. “We ran into difficult opponents this time and I’d like to thank all of the team members for the way they functioned during the competition. I’m sure we’ll continue to reach achievements in coming competitions as well.”


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