Para-Karate Senior Championships: Inspiring demonstration of Karate Values


Para-Karate Senior Championships: Inspiring demonstration of Karate Values

The core values of Karate will be showcased in less than one week in Dubai when the best Para-Karate athletes in the world will gather to compete for the world crown at the 2021 Para-Karate Senior Championships.

Held in Dubai (UAE) together with the Senior World Championships, the Para-Karate World Championships will be the perfect opportunity to witness the resilience, courage, and strength to overcome difficulties of the Para-karate athletes.

Over 80 athletes from 21 countries will compete for the medals in the eight categories at stake. The competitors are divided into the divisions of Blind/Visually Impaired K10 Male and Female, Intellectually Impaired K21 and K22 Male and Female, and Wheelchair user K30 Male and Female.

Unlike previous editions, the Para-Karate competition will be concentrated on Sunday, November 21. All the rounds of the tournament, from the eliminations to the finals are scheduled for the final day of action.

The elimination rounds of all the categories are slated from 09:00 to 12:30 while the medal bouts will be held from 12:30 to 14:00 (local times).

No less than four defending World champions are registered to defend their titles in Dubai.

In Blind/Visually Impaired K10 Male, Yasushi Oba of Japan will wear the karategi with the golden embroidery on the shoulders as current World Champion of the category and will aim to reclaim the title just as he did in Madrid in 2018.

A constant fixture in Para-Karate events, Salma Alaaeldin Ebrahim of Egypt will defend her title in Intellectually Impaired K22 Female while the two divisions of Intellectually Impaired Male will be up for grabs with World medallists Carlos Huertas Ruiz and Victor Manuel Prieto Arevalo of Spain as front-runners.

The two current World champions in Wheelchair user will travel to Dubai to win back-to-back world crowns. After her impressive demonstration at home in Madrid three years ago, Isabel Fernandez Jimenez of Spain aims for gold in Wheelchair User K30 Female. Meanwhile, defending title-holder Abdelaziz Abouelnaga of Egypt acts as favourite in Wheelchair user K30 Male following his success in Madrid, where he was declared the MVP of the category.

 At the last edition of the Para-Karate World Championships, in Madrid in 2018, hosts of Spain topped the medal table with four medals including two golds. Egypt and Germany also registered deserving performances. No less than 10 countries went home with medals in the memorable Para-Karate competition.

The event in Dubai will represent the fourth edition of the Para-Karate World Championships after the tournaments in Bremen 2014, Linz 2016, and Madrid 2018.

The medal bouts of the Para-Karate World Championships will be available LIVE on the WKF YouTube channel. CLICK HERE to go to the WKF YouTube Channel.

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