Feb 2013 – Savate Combat in Beijing

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Julie Gabriel (FISav President), and Laura Gilbert (DTN) travelled to Beijing in February 2013 for a martial arts gala event, which was televised to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Savate Combat was showcased. Laura officiated, and refereed the female fight. Julie presented the awards. Julie Burton (France), won the women’s savate event. Georgy Fernante, also of France, won the men’s event.

The televised audience was over 1Bn people – an impressive feat for the Chinese federation, who were only formed in May 2011. We thank the Chinese federation for their very kind hospitality.

Second photo courtesy of https://hubpages.com/sports/savate-news