Season of Karate 1 Premier League to start with anticipated event in Cairo


Season of Karate 1 Premier League to start with anticipated event in Cairo

The 2023 Karate 1-Premier League Cairo opens the season of Karate’s first-class series of international events. The tournament is scheduled from January 27 to 29, and it will gather the best Karate athletes in the world.

Karate’s family is thrilled about the opening event of the season of Karate 1-Premier League. So much so that all but one of the 12 categories at stake have completed the list of 32 participants per division. Over 400 athletes from 61 countries have registered to compete in Cairo.

The 2023 Karate 1-Premier League Cairo does not only inaugurate the season of Karate’s biggest events. The tournament is set to be memorable as the new Grand Winners will be crowned in Cairo.


All but three of the defending Grand Winners will participate in Cairo. The list of current owners of the karategi with the golden embroidery competing in Cairo is formed by Damian Quintero (ESP), Serap Ozcelik Arapoglu (TUR), Anzhelika Terliuga (UKR), Merve Coban (TUR), Feryal Abdelaziz (EGY), Meltem Hocaoglu Akyol (TUR), Angelo Crescenzo (ITA), Ali Elsawy (EGY), and Gogita Arkania (GEO).

In addition to the Grand Winners, the #Karate1Cairo will see World champions Miho Miyahara (JPN), Ahlam Youssef (EGY), Iryna Zaretska (AZE), Maria Torres (ESP), Steven Dacosta (FRA), Youssef Badawy (EGY), and Gogita Arkania (GEO) fighting for gold.  

Hosts of Egypt present the largest delegation with 68 athletes. Grand Winners and Olympians Feryal Abdelaziz and Ali Elsawy, World champions Ahlam Youssef and Youssef Badawy, and Olympians Radwa Sayed and Abdalla Abdelaziz head the Egyptian delegation in Cairo.

The capital city of Egypt hosted a Karate 1-Premier League event for the last time in 2021. The organizing nation topped the medal table of the tournament with five gold medals. Powerhouse nations of Brazil, Spain and Ukraine also performed at an impressive level with two gold medals respectively.

The tournament starts on Friday, January 27. The finals are slated for Sunday, January 29. All the event will be available LIVE on the WKF YouTube channel.