Hosts Egypt were the dominant force at the WKF Karate1 Premier League in Sharm El Sheikh ©WKF

Hosts Egypt won the female team kata event on the final day of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League in Sharm El Sheikh as they finished top of the medal standings with six golds.

With the country having won five titles yesterday, the trio of Randa Abdelaziz, Aya Ismail and Shaimaa Roshdy led an Egyptian podium sweep with Miram Abdel Azeez, Amira El-Huseiny and Maya El-Sayed taking silver.

The threesomes of Mirna El Shenawy, Amira Fekry and Narden Sayed, and Salonaz Abdel Galil, Shorouq Roushdy and Donia Sabir shared third place.

It was a slightly different story in the men’s team kata however as Morocco’s Bilal Benkacem, Mohammed El Hanni and Adnane Elhakimi beat Egypt’s Mohamed Salem, Abdelrahman Refat and Ahmed Elswafy to top honours.

Similarly though, Egypt rounded off the top three through the threesomes of Saadeldin Hamid, Ahmed Ibrahim and Amr Khalil, and Omar Fawzy, Ahmed Ismail and Ahmed Yousef.

The two other categories to be decided on the second and last day of action were the women’s under 68kg kumite and women’s over 68kg kumite, which were won by Spain’s Cristina Vizcaino Gonzalez and Ukraine’s Anastasiya Stepashko respectively.

Spain came third in the medal standings at the Karate1 Premier League in Sharm El Sheikh
Spain came third in the medal standings at the Karate1 Premier League in Sharm El Sheikh ©WKF

Second place in the under 68kg went the way of Egypt’s Aya Aly, who was followed onto the podium by fellow Egyptian Yasmine Ezzat and Tunisia’s Chaima Bouaziz.

Egypt’s Sohila Hussam had to settle for the runners-up spot in the over 68kg, while Turkey’s Mucessem Buse Avcu and Egypt’s Asmaa Ezat were the bronze medallists.

Egypt finished with a total of 30 medals, which also included six silvers and 18 bronzes.

Morocco came second in the medal standings with two golds and three silvers, and Spain ended the competition third with two golds and one silver.