Bulgaria's Ivet Goranova will replay her Tokyo 2020 female kumite under-55kg final against Ukraine's Anzhelika Terliuga at the European Karate Championships in Turkey ©Getty Images

Ivet Goranova of Bulgaria and Ukraine’s Anzhelika Terliuga, respective Olympic gold and silver medallists in the female kumite under-55 kilograms category, will replay their Tokyo 2020 final at the European Karate Championships in the Turkish venue of Gaziantep.

It will be a first European final for Goranova who defeated Nejra Sipovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-2 in her semi-final on the second day of competition.

Terliuga reached the final with a 2-1 win over Veronica Brunori of Italy.

Meanwhile local karateka Serap Ozcelik Arapoglu, Burak Uygur, and Eray Samdan enjoyed popular success.

Arapoglu, who tops the world rankings in the female kumite under-50kg, earned the right to fight for her sixth continental crown with a 5-1 victory over Jelena Pehar of Croatia in the semi-finals.

Her rival in the final will be Erminia Perfetto of Italy, who defeated Laura Hoffman of Luxembourg 6-2 in her semi-final.

Dionysios Xenos of Greece produced the biggest upset of the day, beating world and Olympic champion Steven Dacosta of France in the semi-finals of the male kumite under-67kg.

The favourite was overpowered by Xenos, the defending champion, who used a slim yuko to win the bout 1-0.

Xenos will contest the title with home athlete Burak Uygur, who earned a 1-0 victory over Portugal’s Joaquim Mendes with a yuko in the last second of the bout.

The male kumite under-60kg final will see Olympian Angelo Crescenzo of Italy facing current continental champion Eray Samdan of Turkey.

Samdan earned a 6-2 victory over Christos-Stefanos Xenos of Greece.

Current World Championship silver medallist Crescenzo reached a third continental final with a 3-1 verdict over Ronen Gehtbarg of Israel.

In team categories, Spaniards demonstrated their prevalence in kata after qualifying the two teams for the finals of team kata.

Spain against Italy and Spain against Turkey will be the finals of the female and male team kata competitions respectively.