Hosts France will be represented in two of the finals determined on day one of the season-opening Karate 1-Premier League event in Paris.
The new Karate 1-Premier League season is set to begin tomorrow in Paris, where coveted points towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic standings are at stake.
The ongoing progress of major karate events was discussed at the Karate 1-Premier League meeting in Madrid, Spain.
Hosts Spain celebrated double kata gold on a day of finals at the Karate 1-Premier League in Madrid.
World Championship silver medallist Damian Quintero progressed to the men's kata final in front of a home crowd at the Karate 1-Premier League in Madrid.
Serap Özçelik of Turkey clinched the grand winner crown in the women's under-55 kilograms kumite division by reaching the final of the Karate 1-Premier League in Madrid.
Overall Karate 1-Premier League winners are set to be crowned at the final event of the season in Madrid this weekend.
Russian Ivanna Zaytseva stunned Japan's Ayumi Uekusa to clinch the women's under-68 kilograms gold medal at the Karate 1-Premier League in Moscow.
Japanese star Kiyou Shimizu claimed the gold medal in the female kata event after beating Spanish rival Sandra Sánchez in a tie-breaker at the Karate 1-Premier League in Tokyo.
France’s Alizée Agier was among the stars to progress to finals on the second day of the Karate 1-Premier League in Tokyo.
Women's kata favourites Kiyou Shimizu and Sandra Sanchez will contest a fifth Karate 1-Premier League final after dominating the first day of competition in Tokyo.
The fifth stop of the 2019 Karate 1-Premier League season takes place this weekend, with the venue that will be used for the sport's Olympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020 playing host.