Strength of Karate at young ages showcased at #Karate1Fujairah
The 2023 Karate 1-Youth League Fujairah concluded Sunday with the younger categories taking the stage. Powerhouse nations of Kazakhstan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia topped the final medal table of the event.
The representatives of Kazakhstan completed an impressive tournament with six gold medals. Aimerde Maksat and Ruslan Yerkin added the final titles for the Kazakh delegation in U14 Kumite Female -42kg and U14 Kumite Male -40kg, respectively.
With a tally of five gold medals, karatekas from Egypt also performed at an excellent level. The last crown for the Egyptian delegation was taken by Saged Shahen in U14 Kumite Male +55kg.
After winning three golds in the previous days, Iran wrapped up a deserving performance in Fujairah with the title of U14 Kata Female by Sardari Yasna Talebzadeh. In U14 Kata Male the crown went to Javokhir Djakhngirov of Uzbekistan.
The Portuguese delegation also celebrated one more gold to add to their two previous titles as Leonor Goncalves claimed the crown in U14 Kumite Female -52kg, just as Belgium with a total of three golds including Yasmin Rejraji in U14 Kumite Female -47kg,
Rodrigo Garcia of Spain in U14 Kumite Male -50kg, Mariam Bsharat of Palestine in U14 Kumite Female +52kg, Filip Todorovic of Luxembourg in U14 Kumite Male -55kg, and Afgan Tarverdi of Azerbaijan in U14 Kumite Male -45kg completed the list of gold medallists in U14 divisions.
The Karate 1-Youth League travels now to A Coruna (Spain) where the second event of the season will take place from April 27 to 30.