The positive impact of the Guardian Girls Global Karate Project was highlighted in Dublin (Ireland) where Karate’s programme against Gender-Based Violence successfully celebrated its fifth stage of presentations.
Following the highly successful events in Cairo, Guadalajara, Rabat, and Fukuoka, the initiative was introduced in Dublin on the occasion of the final Karate 1-Premier League event of the season. Government officials, participating women, and spectators in Ireland highlighted the efficiency and excellence of the project.
“THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN”
The programme was presented in Dublin by its three creators, the World Karate Federation, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Koyamada International Foundation in an event that was brilliantly organised by the Irish Karate Federation.
Meet the new Grand Winners of Karate 1-Premier League!
The new “Best of the Best” of Karate 1-Premier League were crowned Sunday at the last event of the season being held in Dublin (Ireland). A new class of top athletes takes over and will wear the special karategi with the golden embroidery next season.
The 2023 Grand Winners are:
|FEMALE KATA: Hikaru Ono (JPN)
FEMALE KUMITE -50KG: Yorgelis Salazar (VEN)
FEMALE KUMITE -55KG: Anzhelika Terliuga (UKR)
FEMALE KUMITE -61KG: Reem Khamis (GER)
FEMALE KUMITE -68KG: Elena Quirici (SUI)
FEMALE KUMITE +68KG: Ayumi Uekusa (JPN)
|MALE KATA: Nishiyama Kakeru (JPN)
MALE KUMITE -60KG: Hiromu Hashimoto (JPN)
MALE KUMITE -67KG: Abdel Rahman Almasatfa (JOR)
MALE KUMITE -75KG: Quentin Mahauden (BEL)
MALE KUMITE -84KG: Mohammad Aljafari (JOR)
MALE KUMITE +84KG: Ryzvan Talibov (UKR)
#RoadtoKarateBudapest2023: 80 days for Karate’s biggest event
The most anticipated Karate event of the year has reached the -80-day count! The 2023 World Senior Championships will be held in Budapest (Hungary) from October 24 to 29.
Excitement grows among the Karate family as the countdown to the 2023 World Senior Championships intensifies. The event is now 80 days to go and the preparations to host the biggest Karate tournament of the year continue in Hungary’s capital.
The event is scheduled to take place at the Papp Laszlo Budapest Sports Arena from October 24 to 29. Delegations continue registering their athletes to participate in the competition, and nearly ten countries have already entered their competitors for the event. The registration will continue until October 2.
In the meantime, the athletes get ready to intensify their preparation and for that, the upcoming international events will play a crucial role. Two continental major events (UFAK Senior Championships in August and Asian Games in October), one Karate 1-Premier League in September (Dublin), and one Karate 1-Series A in September (Larnaca) are the tournaments where the prospective new World champions will get ready for the event.
As the countdown to #KarateBudapest2023 continues, the WKF has launched its campaign #RoadtoKarateBudapest2023 on social media to join fans in their excitement ahead of the memorable Karate tournament.
The best moments of the last editions of the Senior World Championships will be reviewed on the WKF social media platforms for the #RoadtoKarateBudapest2023 campaign.
The Karate competition put promising stars of the sport in the spotlight and concluded with Turkiye topping the final medal table.
The powerhouse nation of the sport claimed nine medals, including four golds. Ukraine with 15 medals and two golds and hosts of Croatia with eight medals and two golds also presented deserving performances.
Turkiye’s domination started in Male Kata as Kutluhan Duran won the title after beating Vladimir Mijac of Montenegro, with scores of 41.7 to 41.1.
The second gold for the Turkish delegation was claimed by Fatih Sen who upset local hopeful Karlo Raguz of Croatia in Male Kumite +84kg (7-3).
Meanwhile, Burak Ozdemir prevailed in Male Kumite -60kg following a 4-0 victory over Yurii Mosiichuk of Ukraine.
The representatives of the powerhouse nation completed their impressive performance with the gold in Male Team Kata, as Istanbul Aydin University defeated Great Britain’s University of Nottingham 42.9 to 39.7
Para-Karate will be making its debut at the Virtus Global Games to be held next week in Vichy (France). Here is all you need to know about the event:
- The Virtus Global Games is the biggest international sports competition for elite athletes with intellectual impairment.
- It is the sixth edition of the prestigious multi-sport event.
- The last edition of the event was held in Brisbane (Australia) in 2019.
- The sports programme of the 2023 Virtus Global Games comprises 12 sports and two demonstration disciplines.
- It is the first time that Para-Karate is added to the sports programme of the event.
- Para-Karate will be represented by karatekas of the category of athletes with Intellectual Impairments II1 and II2, in both male and female divisions.