Karate represented as preparations to The World Games 2022 intensify
Delegates of the 34 sports in the programme of The World Games 2022 participated in a meeting to review the progress of the 11th edition of the anticipated event to be held next year.
Karate was represented by the WKF Organising Commission chairman Esteban Perez who travelled to Birmingham (United States) to analyse the preparations around the Karate tournament.
The logistics of the event were reviewed at the two-day meeting as the heads of the different organising areas presented their progress reports. Visits to the venues were conducted as the WKF official evaluated the Bill Battle Coliseum sports hall where the Karate competition will take place.
Different provisions to ensure the perfect flow of the competition were discussed, with Mr Perez praising the level of organisation of the tournament.
WKF Organising Commission chairman Esteban Perez said:
“Birmingham is really looking forward to Karate! And Karate is ready to leave its mark in Birmingham. The World Games are hoping to welcome our Karate athletes, and during the event, we will demonstrate the greatness of Karate to the whole world.”
WKF President and IWGA Executive Committee member Antonio Espinós said:
“We have no doubt that, as IWGA President Jose Perurena mentioned, the 2022 edition of The World Games will be the best ever.
“Karate has been part of The World Games since the first edition, and we are honoured to be one of the core sports in the programme. We are convinced that as we have done in all the 11 editions of the event, Karate will continue showcasing its extraordinary sporting spirit, its global reach and its many values.”
The World Games 2022 will take place in Birmingham, Alabama from July 7 to 17, 2022. The Karate competition of The World Games 2022 is scheduled from July 8 to 9.
WKF Organising Commission chairman Esteban Perez (right) with the representatives of Jiu-Jitsu and Sumo.