Morocco confirmed its status as the major karate powerhouse in Africa after topping the sport's medal table at the 2019 African Games in Rabat.
Spanish world champion Sandra Sánchez will be among 62 karatekas participating in the kata competition at October's Association of National Olympic Committees World Beach Games in Qatar.
A strong line-up has been confirmed for the African Games karate tournament which will take place in Rabat this month.
Japan’s Ryo Kiyuna and Spain’s Sandra Sánchez continue to lead the men’s and women’s kata rankings, following the World Karate Federation’s qualification standings update ahead of the sport’s Olympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020.
Karate athletes from all over the world have joined a campaign as part of the celebrations marking one-year-to-go until the start of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Antonio Espinós, President of the World Karate Federation, attended a momentous Extraordinary Congress of the Asian Karate Federation (AKF) in Tashkent as it elected a new President, Nasser Alrazooqi, and re-constituted its Executive Committee.
Iran won both team kumite titles on the final day of the Asian Karate Championships in Tashkent.
Japan topped the final medal table with six golds at the Asian Karate Federation Senior Championship in the Uzbekistan capital of Tashkent – but home karateka Bakhriniso Babaeva produced arguably the most popular result of the day.
Iran, Japan and hosts Uzbekistan will each be represented in four individual kumite finals after preliminary action took place today at the Asian Karate Federation Senior Championship in Tashkent.
The 2019 Asian Karate Federation Senior Championship is due to take place this weekend in Tashkent,with nearly 400 competitors from 33 countries registered to compete.
The Asian Karate Federation (AKF) is set to hold an Executive Committee meeting and Congress in Tashkent over the coming two days, prior to the start of its Senior Championship in Uzbekistan's capital on Friday (July 19).
Egypt and Senegal won the men's and women's team kumite titles on the final day of the African Karate Championships in Gaborone.
Morocco maintained its position at the top of the medals table after day two at the African Karate Federation (UFAK) Senior and Junior Championships in Gaborone in Botswana.
Morocco claimed a clean sweep of the kata gold medals as action begun today at the African Karate Federation Senior Championships in Gaborone.
Two-time world champion Giana Lotfy of Egypt will bid for a third continental crown at the African Karate Federation (UFAK) Senior Championships in Gaborone this weekend.