JJOO TOKYO

Llegó el momento. Por primera vez en la historia, la disciplina de KÁRATE participará en unos Juegos Olímpicos, en la «cuna» de nuestro arte marcial.

Desde la Real Federación Española de Kárate y Disciplinas Asociadas, todo nuestro ánimo y apoyo hacia nuestros dos deportistas clasificados en este histórico momento.

 

The Italian fan favorite nicknamed ‘Il Gorilla’ hopes he will be beating his chest in triumph at the Olympic Games.

The Italian fan favorite nicknamed ‘Il Gorilla’ hopes he will be beating his chest in triumph at the Olympic Games.

Luigi Busa can’t wait to go to Tokyo for Karate’s inaugural Games, where 82 karatekas will participate in the sport’s competition, running from 5-7 August.

“I am very happy with Karate being at the Olympics because we have been waiting for it for too many years. It is a fantastic sport,” says Busa, one of the world’s most popular karatekas who boasts a large social media following.

“I’m very excited to compete on an Olympic tatami and, of course, I dream of winning a medal in Tokyo. I am working hard for it.”

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The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are the pinnacle of a storied and successful career for Sandra Sanchez

For Spain’s Sandra Sanchez, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are the pinnacle of a storied and successful career in the sport she loves.

The World and European Kata Champion says she is training six or seven hours a day to prepare for the Games, where the sport will make its Olympic bow: “Now is the time for training, only training,” she laughs, her bubbly personality shining through from the first question.

“This is a dream for all athletes but for Karate it’s special … it’s the first time and maybe last time for Karate [at the Olympics],” Sanchez says of the sport’s inclusion on the Olympic programme. “And it’s special for Japan.”

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The official bulletin of the anticipated event has now been launched.

As the 2021 World Senior Championships near the -130-day mark, the official bulletin of the anticipated event has now been launched.

Karate’s biggest event is scheduled to be held in Dubai (UAE) from November 16 to 21, 2021. The championships are highly awaited as the tournament had to be postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Competitors, delegations, and fans alike have now access to all the logistical information around the event, including the official hotels, venue, competition calendar, registration process, and requisites to enter the country.

The 25th edition of the Senior World Championships will be held next November at the magnificent Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai. As the first World Championships after Karate’s Olympic debut, the event is expected to be a celebration of the values of Karate.

The last edition of Karate’s biggest event was held in Madrid (Spain) in 2018. Over 1100 competitors from 131 countries gathered at the massive and spectacular tournament.

CLICK HERE to go to the official bulletin of #KarateDubai2021

 

Wael Shueb never imagined he would compete at an Olympics, let alone in Karate’s Games debut.

It’s been some journey. One of two male karatekas to be included in the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Refugee Olympic Team (EOR), the former Syrian champion fled his war-torn country in 2015 for his own safety and in search of a better life.

His epic and gruelling 30-day trip across Europe, which included a boat journey to Turkey on a rubber dinghy followed by a bike trip on the Balkan road through North Macedonia, was an almighty test of his powers of endurance and mental strength.

Shueb eventually made it to Germany, where he now lives and trains.

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