Venezuela’s Antonio Diaz fell at the last hurdle in his attempt to win a 17th continental gold medal at the Pan American Karate Championships in Panama.
Mexico and Brazil will battle for gold in the final of the men’s team kumite competition at the Pan American Karate Championships in Panama after further qualifying action today.
As expected, Venezuelan kata star Antonio Diaz was among the top performers today as action began at the Pan American Karate Championships in Panama.
United States make successful start to Pan American Karate Federation Junior, Cadet and Under-21 Championships
United States will be represented in four kata finals at the Pan American Karate Federation (PKF) Junior, Cadet and Under-21 Championships in Rio de Janeiro.
Antonio Diaz secured his 10th consecutive men's kata title at the Pan American Karate Championships in Curaçao.
Antonio Diaz produced a superb display in the men’s kata competition to earn his place in the gold medal match at the Pan American Karate Championships in Curaçao.
Hernani Verissimo of Brazil remains on course to defend his under 75 kilograms kumite title at the Pan American Karate Championships as he progressed to the final of the event in Curaçao today.
The United States' Sakura Kokumai will be aiming to continue her dominance in the women's kata event at the Pan American Karate Championships, which begin at Curaçao's World Trade Center tomorrow.
The success of the recent European and Pan-American Championships demonstrates the growth the sport is currently experiencing worldwide ahead of the sport’s likely Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, World Karate Federation President Antonio Espinós has claimed.
Brazil surge to summit of Pan American Karate Championships with hat-trick of golds on final day in Rio
Home star Douglas Brose led his Brazilian side to the team kumite crown as the host nation finished the Pan American Karate Championships in style by finishing in pole position on the medals table in Rio de Janeiro.
Two-time world champion Douglas Brose delivered success for the host nation as he secured gold in the men’s kumite under 60 kilograms event on the second day of the Pan American Karate Championships in Rio de Janeiro.
Formidable Venezuelan star Antonio Diaz continued his domination of the men’s kata division as he secured a ninth straight Pan American Karate Championships gold medal on the opening day of the event in Rio de Janeiro.