Antonio Espinós, President of the World Karate Federation, attended a momentous Extraordinary Congress of the Asian Karate Federation (AKF) in Tashkent as it elected a new President, Nasser Alrazooqi, and re-constituted its Executive Committee.
Iran won both team kumite titles on the final day of the Asian Karate Championships in Tashkent.
Japan topped the final medal table with six golds at the Asian Karate Federation Senior Championship in the Uzbekistan capital of Tashkent – but home karateka Bakhriniso Babaeva produced arguably the most popular result of the day.
Iran, Japan and hosts Uzbekistan will each be represented in four individual kumite finals after preliminary action took place today at the Asian Karate Federation Senior Championship in Tashkent.
The 2019 Asian Karate Federation Senior Championship is due to take place this weekend in Tashkent,with nearly 400 competitors from 33 countries registered to compete.
The Asian Karate Federation (AKF) is set to hold an Executive Committee meeting and Congress in Tashkent over the coming two days, prior to the start of its Senior Championship in Uzbekistan's capital on Friday (July 19).
Egypt and Senegal won the men's and women's team kumite titles on the final day of the African Karate Championships in Gaborone.
Morocco maintained its position at the top of the medals table after day two at the African Karate Federation (UFAK) Senior and Junior Championships in Gaborone in Botswana.
Morocco claimed a clean sweep of the kata gold medals as action begun today at the African Karate Federation Senior Championships in Gaborone.
Two-time world champion Giana Lotfy of Egypt will bid for a third continental crown at the African Karate Federation (UFAK) Senior Championships in Gaborone this weekend.
Ukraine ended the concluding day of European Games karate action here with two out of six gold medals in kumite contests - but the performance of the final session came from an exciteable Italian, Luca Maresca, who won a dramatically fluctuating men's under-67 kilograms contest against Mario Hodzic of Montenegro.
Spain won three gold medals on the opening day of the karate competition at the European Games here today, with both kata champions of Baku 2015 - Damián Quintero and Sandra Sánchez - retaining their titles, and Laura Palacio Gonzalez adding another title as she beat Meltem Hocaoglu of Turkey 4-1 to win the over-68 kilograms women’s kumite final.
Organisers of next month's African Karate Championships in Botswana are expecting around 35 countries to compete.
Japan won four gold medals and Turkey three as the Karate 1-Series A event in Montreal concluded with a day of finals.
Japan qualified all four fighters for the kata finals at the Karate 1-Series A event in Montreal on a typical day of dominance for the country.