By Emily Goddard

Alizée Agier (right) claimed a gold medal for France at the 2014 Karate World Championships in Bremen ©Getty ImagesFrance and Egypt stand at the top of the medals table after the crowing of 10 world champions at the Karate World Championships in Bremen.

The two nations have claimed two gold medals, one silver and one bronze so far in Germany at the ÖVB Arena, and are followed by Turkey, with two gold and one bronze, and Japan with one gold, one silver and three bronze.

France's two golds came from Alizée Agier and William Rolle in the women's kumite under 68 kilograms and the men's kumite under 67kg respectively.

Agier defeated Norway's Gitte Brunstad in the final to take the title, while Rolle fought off Egyptian 2012 world champion Magdy Hanafy to secure his gold.

The bronze medals in the women's competition went to Ukraine's Iryna Zaretska and Austrian Alisa Buchinger, with the men's going to Brazilian Vinicius Figueira and Switzerland's Kujtim Bajrami.

There was gold for Shymaa Abouel Yazed of Egypt in the women's kumite over 68kg competition ©Getty ImagesThere was gold for Shymaa Abouel Yazed of Egypt in the women's kumite over 68kg competition ©Getty Images

For Egypt, the two golds came in the women's kumite under 61kg and over 68kg competitions, thanks to Giana Lofty and Shymaa Abouel Yazed respectively.

Lofty saw off the challenge of Malaysian Syakilla Salni Jefry Krishnan and Abouel Yazed defeated Hamideh Abbasali of Iran to take the titles, while the bronze medals went to Italian Laura Pasqua and Japan's Mayumi Someya, and Ayumi Uekusa, also of Japan, and Spaniard Laura Palacio in the respective weight classes.

Turkey's Enes Erkan was the only athlete to defend their title from the last World Championships in Paris two years ago.

He defeated Sajad Ganjzadeh of Iran in the men's kumite over 84kg final, while Admir Zukan of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Spain's Jagoba Vizuete secured the bronze medals in the category.

Turkey's other gold medal came in the women's kumite under 50kg competition when Serap Özçelik defeated home athlete Duygu Buğur for the title.

The bronze medals went to Rocío Sánchez of Spain and France's Alexandra Recchia.

Brazilian Douglas Brose managed to regain the men's kumite under 60kg crown he won at Belgrade 2010 and lost at Paris 2012.

Douglas Brose (right) regained his men's kumite under 60kg crown in Bremen ©Getty ImagesDouglas Brose (right) regained his men's kumite under 60kg crown in Bremen ©Getty Images

He topped Geoffrey Berens of the Netherlands to achieve the feat in the final, while the two bronze medals were won by Evgeny Plakhutin of Russia and Iran's reigning champion Amir Mehdizadeh.

Sara Cardin of Italy took the under 55kg crown to complete the women's kumite competitions of the day.

The silver medal in this class went to France's Emilie Thouy and the bronze medals to Miki Kobayashi of Japan and home athlete Jana Bitsch.

Meanwhile, gold in the men's kumite over 75kg was secured by newcomer Ryuichi Tani when he defeated Italy's reigning champion Luigi Busà.

The bronze medals went to Stanislav Horuna of Ukraine and Germany's Noah Bitsch.

Finally, there was gold for Georgia in the men's kumite under 84kg class thanks to Gogita Arkania.

He fought off Japan's Ryutaro Araga for the title, while Turkish athlete Gökhan Gündüz and Mohamed El-Kotby of Egypt claimed the bronze medals.

Action at the tournament concludes tomorrow with the finals of all the kata categories and of the team kumite competition.

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