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.
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.
Iran won both team kumite titles on the final day of the Asian Karate Championships in Tashkent.
Egypt and Senegal won the men's and women's team kumite titles on the final day of the African Karate Championships in Gaborone.