Two competitors who had never previously made the final of a major international event will fight for the gold medal against each other tomorrow after surprise results at the World Karate Federation Karate-1 Premier League event in Paris.
Sandra Sanchez and Kiyou Shimizu have set themselves up for a repeat of the women’s kata World Championship final at the World Karate Federation Karate-1 Premier League event in Paris.
Paris will host the first World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1-Premier League event of the new season from tomorrow with around 800 karatekas descending on the French capital.
Grand winners Sandra Sanchez, Serap Ozcelik and Anzheilka Terliuga progressed to the final of their respective divisions as the Karate 1-Premier League tournament in Berlin got underway today.
Bottaro causes huge upset with victory over Shimizu on final day of Karate 1-Premier League in Istanbul
Italy's Viviana Bottaro caused one of the upsets of the season as she beat two-time world champion Kiyou Shimizu to win the women's kata gold medal at the Karate 1-Premier League event in Istanbul.
World champion Alexandra Recchia delighted the home crowd as she progressed to the final of the women's under 50 kilograms kumite event at the Karate1 Premier League in Paris.
Reigning world champions across the kata discipline and every kumite weight category have entered the Karate1 Premier League's traditional season curtain-raiser in Paris this weekend, the World Karate Federation has confirmed.
The second of the three registration phases for the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate 1-Premier League season-opener in Paris has begun.
World champion Kiyou Shimizu is set to return to Karate 1-Premier League action when the season resumes tomorrow in Rotterdam.
The World Karate Federation (WKF) are expecting the upcoming Karate1 Premier League event in Rotterdam to continue the trend of breaking participation records as over 1,100 athletes have already entered the competition.
Saudi Arabia's Tareg Hamedi showed exactly why many are tipping him for greatness as he secured his first-ever Karate1 Premier League gold medal as hosts Japan dominated the final event of the 2016 series in Okinawa.
More than 1,000 athletes have descended on the German city of Hamburg for an eagerly-anticipated World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League event, with a host of the sport’s top names in action.
World champion Douglas Brose of Brazil chose the perfect time to secure his first Karate1 Premier League gold medal of the season as he delivered the victory the home crowd desperately craved by winning the under 60 kilogram kumite division at the Gymnasium Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza today.
World champion Douglas Brose will bid to end his difficult run of form during this year’s Karate1 Premier League campaign when he competes on home soil at the latest event on the calendar due to get underway at the Gymnasium Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza tomorrow.
Turkey ended their home leg of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League series in commanding fashion by winning five of the six gold medals on offer on the final day of the event in Istanbul.