Marina Vukovic made history for Austria in Santiago ©WKF

Marina Vukovic became the first Austrian to win a gold medal at the World Karate Federation (WKF) Cadet, Junior and Under-21 World Championships in Santiago.

Vukovic earned a narrow 2-1 victory over Russia's Valeriia Golubeva in the final of the junior women's over-59 kilograms division at the Polideportivo Estadio Nacional.

Egypt won three gold medals in junior events on the third day of the event in the Chilean capital, taking place despite widespread unrest and protests in the city.

Yasmin Nasr Elgewily defeated Russia’s Elizaveta Grigoreva 3-0 in the final of the kumite under-48 kilograms division to kick-start the successful outing for the Egyptian team.

Egypt won three titles on the third day of the event ©WKF
Egypt won three titles on the third day of the event ©WKF

Ahmed Aiman Lotfy triumphed in the men's under-61kg category after edging out Huseyn Mammadli of Azerbaijan 2-1 in a hard-fought gold medal contest.

Ahmed Mohamed completed the hat-trick for Egypt by overcoming Chile's Benjamin Nunez to top the over-76kg podium.

Mehdi Sriti of Morocco ousted Diego Guerra in the final of the men's junior men's under-76kg competition to further deny the host nation.

Assma Charif prevailed in the junior women's kumite under-53kg category, beating Ivana Kamenova of Bulgaria 2-0 in the final to seal France's first title of this year's event.

Action continues tomorrow.