Sandra Sánchez of Spain won the women's kata event in Gaziantep ©Getty Images

Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Sandra Sánchez of Spain once again proved that she is the queen of kata by clinching gold at the 2022 European Karate Championships in Gaziantep.

Sánchez, who scored 27.2, won the women's kata event by edging Dilara Bozan of Turkey, whose effort earned her 25.7 points and the silver medal.

In the women’s kumite under-50 kilograms event, multiple World Championships medallist Serap Özçelik of Turkey beat Erminia Perfetto of Italy 9-5.

Jasmin Jüttner of Germany and Terryana D'Onofrio of Italy settled for bronze.

There was a reversal of results from the Summer Olympic Games in the kumite under-55kg women’s event.

Tokyo silver medallist Anzhelika Terliuga of Ukraine got the better of Tokyo gold medallist Ivet Goranova of Bulgaria 11-3.

Madina Sadigova of Azerbaijan and Amy Connell of Scotland landed the bronze medals.

Ingrida Suchánková of Slovakia, Eda Eltemur of Turkey, and Ivana Perović of Serbia triumphed in the women’s kumite under-61 kg, under-68 kg and over-68 kg categories respectively.

Ali Sofuoğlu of Turkey, one of the bronze medallists from Tokyo, provided a moment to remember for home fans when he clinched the men’s kata event.

The narrow win saw Sofuoğlu score 27.34 in the gold medal match over the 26.62 scored by silver medallist Damián Quintero of Spain.

Yuki Ujihara of Switzerland and Mattia Busato of Italy won bronze.

There was more delight for the hosts as Eray Şamdan won the men’s kumite under-60 kg by beating Angelo Crescenzo of Italy 1-0.

Christos-Stefanos Xenos of Greece and Ronen Gehtbarg of Israel bagged the bronze medal.

Burak Uygur of Turkey clinched the under-67kg gold before compatriot Erman Eltemur won the under-75 kg title.

Daniel Gyorgy of Hungary and Anđelo Kvesić of Croatia finished on top of the podium in the under-84 kg and in the over-84 kg events respectively.

Hungary's Olivia Kakosy came out on top in the women's intellectually impaired K21 event while Spain's Carlos Huertas bagged gold in the men's intellectually impaired K21 event.

Daniela Topic of Croatia bagged the women's intellectually impaired K22 event while Victor Manuel Prieto triumphed in the men's intellectually impaired K22 event.

The European Karate Championships is set to conclude tomorrow.