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Karate stars ready to take on #Karate1Dubai


Dubai (UAE) hosts the second stop of the 2019 Karate 1-Premier League this weekend. After the successful opening event in Paris (France), the best karatekas in the world are gathering in Dubai from February 15 to 17 to continue the quest to make their Olympic dreams come true. 

Nearly 800 competitors from 86 countries are registered to participate at the 2019 Karate 1-Premier League Dubai. The universality of the sport and the growing interest of Karate’s major events are once again showcased as karatekas compete for the points to improve their position in the ranking and for the glory of becoming the best Karate athletes in the world. 

The Karate 1-Premier League Dubai will be another clash between top favourites and the new names in the sport. At the opening event in Paris, five of the current Grand Winners managed to demonstrate their superiority with impressive victories. Serap Ozcelik of Turkey, Gwendoline Philippe and Steven Dacosta of France, and Ayumi Uekusa and Ryo Kiyuna of Japan used their Grand Winners status to reach the top of the podium in Paris. 

The list of gold medallists in #Karate1Paris was completed with a blend of established stars and upcoming new names. Two-time World champion Kiyou Shimizu of Japan, former Grand Winner Anzhelika Terliuga of Ukraine, and promising karatekas Elena Quirici of Switzerland and Ken Nishimura of Japan were among the big winners in Paris.

Now karatekas are hoping to extend their success in Dubai. The last edition of the event was highlighted by the domination of the new Grand Winners. Spain’s Sandra Sanchez, Turkey’s Serap Ozcelik and Eray Samdan, Italy’s Sara Cardin, France’s Alizee Agier, Japan’s Ayumi Uekusa and Azerbaijan’s Rafael Aghayev were the Grand Winners succeeding last year in Dubai. 

The event is scheduled to start on Friday, February 15 at 09.00 (local time). All the medal bouts will take place on Sunday, February 17 from 10:00 to 16:30 (local times). The last day of competition will be available to a worldwide viewing audience LIVE on 

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