Ukraine ended the concluding day of European Games karate action here with two out of six gold medals in kumite contests - but the performance of the final session came from an exciteable Italian, Luca Maresca, who won a dramatically fluctuating men's under-67 kilograms contest against Mario Hodzic of Montenegro.
Spain won three gold medals on the opening day of the karate competition at the European Games here today, with both kata champions of Baku 2015 - Damián Quintero and Sandra Sánchez - retaining their titles, and Laura Palacio Gonzalez adding another title as she beat Meltem Hocaoglu of Turkey 4-1 to win the over-68 kilograms women’s kumite final.
Organisers of next month's African Karate Championships in Botswana are expecting around 35 countries to compete.
Japan won four gold medals and Turkey three as the Karate 1-Series A event in Montreal concluded with a day of finals.
Japan qualified all four fighters for the kata finals at the Karate 1-Series A event in Montreal on a typical day of dominance for the country.
World men's over-84 kilograms champion Jonathan Horne of Germany suffered a shock defeat to Brian Irr on the opening day of the Karate 1-Series A event in Montreal.
A total of five world champions are set to be in action when the Karate 1-Series A circuit resumes in Montreal this weekend.
Iranian karateka Mohammadi dies in car accident less than eight months after winning gold at Buenos Aires 2018
Iranian karateka Navid Mohammadi, who won the boys' over-68 kilograms gold medal at the Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games, has died at the age of 18 after being involved in a car accident in his home city of Tehran.
World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinós visited Algeria to discuss his sport with Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) counterpart Mustapha Berraf.
World champion Ryo Kiyuna maintained his dominance of the men's kata division as he sealed a fourth consecutive gold medal this year at the Karate 1-Premier League in Shanghai.
China's Xiaoyan Yin will seek revenge for the defeat she suffered to Jovana Preković of Serbia in the women's under-61 kilograms kumite division at last year's World Championships when the two clash in the final of the Karate 1-Premier League in Shanghai.
Sánchez Jaime and Shimizu to meet in mouthwatering women's kata final at Karate 1-Premier League event in Shanghai
Spain’s Sandra Sánchez Jaime and Japan’s Kiyou Shimizu set up a clash for the women’s kata gold medal on the opening day of the Karate 1-Premier League in Shanghai in China.
The Karate 1-Premier League will make its debut in Shanghai from tomorrow, a year after the Chinese city’s successful staging of its first major World Karate Federation (WKF) event in the form of a Karate 1-Series A contest.
The 2nd European Games, due to be held in Minsk from June 21 to 30, will be the first multi-sport event to feature karate’s new kata rules.
Former world champion Serap Özçelik maintained her superb run of form this season as Iran topped the medal standings at the Karate 1-Series A event in Istanbul.