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.
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.