Powerhouse nations triumph in opening day of Karate 1 Youth League Venice


Powerhouse nations triumph in opening day of Karate 1 Youth League Venice

The opening day of the Karate 1-Youth League Venice put the spotlight on the upcoming stars of the sport and Karate’s powerhouse nations.

Hosts of Italy took a step forward on day 1 of the event as they claimed two gold medals. Luigi Matacchioni opened the gold medal count for Italy in Cadet Kata Male, while Orsola Donofrio prevailed in Junior Kata Female.  

Also with two gold medals, Ukraine maintained their successful performance in underage categories as Yevgeniy Sereda in Junior Kumite Male -55kg and Viktor Shevchenko in Junior Male Kumite -75kg reached the top of the podium.

The list of delegations with two gold medals on the opening day was completed with Spain since the Iberian nation prevailed in Junior Kumite Female -48kg, with Mireia Vizuete and in Cadet Kata Female with Paola Garcia Lozano.

Romania’s Petru Comanescu in Junior Kata Male, France’s Ahmed El Amine Hellal in Junior Kumite Male -61kg, Portugal’s Guilherme Goncalves in Junior Kumite Male -68kg, and Aleksandar Novicki of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Junior Kumite Male +76kg completed the gold medal list in Male categories.

Meanwhile, the rest of the titles in Female categories were taken by Robin Van Wezel of the Netherlands in Junior Kumite Female +59kg, Amina Bougrine of Belgium in Junior Kumite Female -59kg, and Poland’s Kseniya Dronchanka in Junior Kumite Female -53kg-

The competition continues on day 2 with the rest of the categories at stake. CLICK HERE to go to all the info about the event.  

(Picture: Fijlkam)