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Record-breaking 2016 Karate World Championships on the horizon


The biggest Karate event of the year to be held in less than two weeks in Linz (Austria) is on track to break all records in the ancient discipline. As the 2016 Karate World Championships are clear on the horizon, and fans around the world are getting ready to experience the excitement of a lifetime in the anticipated competition, the tournament to take place in Linz from October 25-30 is already making history with a record number of entrants.

All the Karate Stars and most of the sport’s top names will showcase their abilities in Linz in less than two weeks. A total of 1238 athletes from 118 countries have confirmed their participation in the event, a record-breaking tally of competitors in a demonstration of Karate’s global influence.

The impressive number of competitors in Linz beats the previous outstanding marks of 975 athletes from 116 nations in Bremen (Germany) in 2014, and 990 entrants from 116 countries in Paris (France) in 2012.

More than 500 officials, over 200 coaches and 213 referees are also confirmed to play a key role in the historic event. As the final tally may yet be increased with late registration, the total number of participants in the 2016 Karate World Championships may reach the unprecedented count of 2500 attendants.

While the city of Linz in Austria is getting ready to host the unique celebration of Karate’s universality, athletes, fans and organisers alike are intensifying their preparations ahead of the memorable event where the impressive impact of the sport is set to be showcased.

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