French karatekas and Croatia's Sara Tomic big winners of day 3 of #Karate1Porec


French karatekas and Croatia's Sara Tomic big winners of day 3 of #Karate1Porec

The third day of action at the 2023 Karate 1-Youth League in Porec had Cadet categories taking the stage. The representatives of France headed the gold medal count with three titles in a day that saw Sara Tomic taking the flag of the host nation to the top of the podium.

France started their impressive performance today in Cadet Female Kata. Ines Ordonez defeated Shirley Jay of Germany with scores of 42.5 to 41.4.


The second gold for France came in Cadet Kumite Female -54kg. Monica Arzumian upset Korina Klaric of Croatia 2-0 and won her first Karate-1 Youth League crown.


The gold medal count for France today was wrapped by Adam Tadjer in Cadet Kumite Male +70kg. The winner of the Karate 1-Youth League A Coruna claimed a convincing 7-0 victory over teammate Ihsane Adjanonhoun in the All-France final of the category.


The hosts of Croatia celebrated one relevant gold today. World champion Sara Tomic won her second crown of the season following her victory in Fujairah after a slim 1-0 victory over Ukraine’s Hanna Rusan in the final of Cadet Kumite Female +61kg.


The number of countries claiming gold medals in Porec was extended today even more since the title in Cadet Kata Male went to Hong Kong China. Pak Yin Tsang upset Israel’s Carmel Mansor with scores of 42.8 to 41.1.


Tukiye added their second gold medal of the championship to their list of honours as Beyza Akkaya became the champion of Cadet Kumite Female -47kg. The young Turkish karateka beat Alyssia Voorduin of The Netherlands 3-0.


The title in Cadet Kumite Female -61kg also travelled to one of the leading nations of the sport since Elisa Cattaneo of Italy became the champion of the division following a 3-1 triumph over Turkiye’s Essem Sude Tural.


In Cadet Kumite Male -52kg, two-time continental champion Matt Rombeaux of Belgium confirmed his status as the frontrunner of the category after beating Macedonia’s Jovan Vrklevski by an impressive 8-0.


The title of Cadet Kumite Male -57kg for Bulgaria’s Petar Mihaylov over Latvia’s Valentins Grigorovics 2-0, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Ali Arnautovic’s triumph over Japan’s Shunya Sakinaka 3-1 in Cadet Kumite Male -63kg, and Montenegro’s Anes Arijaf’s victory over Italy’s Alvise Toniolo 3-3 in Cadet Kumite Male -70kg completed the list of gold medallists of the day.


(Pictures: Croatian Karate Union)