All you need to know about #Karate1ACoruna
The second Karate 1-Youth League event of the season will be held from April 27 to 30 in A Coruna (Spain). As karate’s most massive series of events, the 2023 Karate 1-Youth League A Coruna expects to continue demonstrating Karate’s positive impact on youngsters.
This is all you need to know about #Karate1ACoruna
- The 2023 Karate 1-Youth League A Coruna is the second event of the season.
- The tournament continues the successful opening event in Fujairah (UAE) in February.
- After the tournament in the Spanish city, the series of international Karate events for youngsters will travel to Porec (Croatia), Merida (Mexico), and Venice (Italy)
- The Karate 1-Youth League is a competition conceived to highlight the impact of Karate at young ages. Established under the umbrella of Karate 1 and designed to complete Karate 1-Premier League and Karate 1-Series A, the Karate 1-Youth League is a platform for the development of youngsters in their quest to progress in the sport.
- The event will take place at the Palacio de Deportes Riazor sports hall.
- A Coruna welcomes a major Karate international tournament for the first time.
- As one of the biggest powerhouse nations of the sport in the world, Spain have hosted many major international events over the years, including the EKF Senior Championships in Guadalajara in March, the Karate 1-Series A in Pamplona in 2022, the Karate 1-Premier League in Madrid in 2019 and the World Senior Championships in Madrid in 2018, to name a few.
- The tournament is scheduled for April 27-30.
- Starting on Thursday, at 09:00 (local time GMT +1), the competition will continue throughout the weekend until Sunday.
- The finals will be held at the end of each competition day.
- This year marks the first time that the Karate 1-Youth League events start on Thursday. An extension of the days of the competition has been applied to accommodate the increasing number of competitors.
- Over 2500 athletes from 72 countries have registered to participate in the event.
- Hosts of Spain present the largest delegation with 614 competitors. Italy with 252 athletes and Portugal with 191 karatekas also compete in A Coruna with numerous participants.
- The participation records in A Coruna continue the outstanding attendance of competitors in the Karate 1-Youth League of previous editions. An average of 1500 young athletes from 48 countries took part in Karate 1-Youth League events last year while over 1000 karatekas from 66 countries took part in the opening event in Fujairah.
- Powerhouse nations of Egypt, Kazakhstan, and Saudi Arabia topped the medal table of the opening event in Fujairah with five gold medals respectively. Delegations of Iran and Italy also registered deserving performances with four gold medals.
- No less than 19 countries went home with gold medals at the tournament in Fujairah, a testament to the popularity of Karate around the world.
- The competition follows a knockout format.
- The event comprises 46 categories, and it is destined for competitors aged 12 to 20.