Anzhelika Terliuga is aiming for a fifth successive final in as many events at the Karate 1-Premier League event in Baku ©Getty Images

Yorgelis Salazar of Venezuela and Anzhelika Terliuga of Ukraine are both on track to win their fifth medals in as many events after reaching the finals in their respective categories at the Karate 1-Premier League in Baku, Azerbaijan.

In the Female Kumite under-50kg category Salazar secured her place in the final with a comprehensive 9-0 win over Seden Bugur of Germany.

Salazar will play 2018 World Championship bronze medallist Sara Bahmanyar of Iran after she edged past Grand Winner Serap Ozcelik Arapoglu of Turkey 2-1.

In the Female Kumite under-55kg category Terliuga reached her fifth final in as many events after the Grand Winner overcame Tuba Yakan of Turkey 7-4.

Terliuga will take on world champion Ahlam Youssef of Egypt in the final after she beat Shiori Nakamura 1-1.

In the Female Kata event World Championship runner-up Hikaru Ono sprung a surprise as she beat Olympic silver medallist Kiyou Shimizu in an all Japanese semi-final 27.00 to 26.80.   

Ono will take on Hong Kong’s Mo Sheung Grace Lau in the final, with the Olympic bronze medallist beating Japan’s Natsuki Shimizu in the semi-final 26.00 to 24.88.

In the Male Kumite under-60kg category Aminagha Guliyev reached his first Premier League final on home soil after the Azerbaijan karateka defeated Christos-Stefanos Xenos of Greece by decision after the score ended 0-0.

Guliyev will take on first-time finalist Karime Aboeitta of Egypt in the final after he beat Kaisar Alpysbay of Kazakhstan 2-1.

In the Male Kumite under-67kg, world and Olympic champion Steven Dacosta of France continued his impressive season by reaching a second Karate 1-Premier League final of the year.

Dacosta beat Hiroki Nakano of Japan 5-0 and will take on Dionysios Xenos of Greece in the final after he overcame Didar Amirali of Kazakhstan 3-2.

Finally in the Male Kumite under-75kg, Nurkanat Azhikanov of Kazakhstan reached his first Karate-1 Premier League final after defeating Abdalla Abdelaziz of Egypt.

Azhikanov will take on former world champion Bahman Asgari Ghoncheh of Iran in the final after he beat Tiago Duarte of Portugal 4-2.