Thrilling #Karate1Fujairah to open new and revamped Karate 1 Premier League
The year of Karate 1-Premier League begins this weekend with the opening event of the season to be held in Fujairah (UAE) from February 18 to 20.
- The Karate 1-Premier League Fujairah is the first event of the season of Karate’s first-class series of international tournaments in 2022.
- New features have been added to further increase the competitive interest of the competition and to give athletes more opportunities to improve their performance.
- The tournament takes place in Fujairah, a city located on the Eastern coast of the country.
- It is the first time that a Karate 1-Premier League event travels to Fujairah. The UAE is a hub of the sport in the continent as the country has hosted many international events including the last edition of the World Championships in Dubai.
- The event is scheduled from February 18 to 20.
- The eliminations will be held on Friday and Saturday (from 09.00 to 20.30 local times GMT+4).
- The bronze medal bouts are scheduled on Sunday, from 10.00 to 14.00. The finals will be held on Sunday from 15.30 to 18.30
- CLICK HERE to go to the full competition programme.
- Over 300 athletes from 55 countries are registered to participate in the event.
- The participation in Karate 1-Premier League is limited to a maximum of 32 athletes per category.
- Competitors in the Top 32 of the WKF World Ranking have a preference to register.
- The competition follows a Round Robin format in the eliminations. The quarterfinals, semi-finals, and medal bouts follow a knockout system.
- It is the first time that the Round Robin system is introduced in Karate 1-Premier League events.
- The introduction of Round Robin gives athletes more opportunities to compete at the highest level. With the previous system, 50% of competitors went home after the first bout. Now athletes need to fight a minimum number of bouts to move to the final stages.
- The #Karate1Fujairah is the first event where the new Grand Winners get to wear the special karategi with the golden embroidery on the shoulders. Learn who are the new Grand Winners CLICKING HERE.
- The eliminations and medal bouts are available LIVE on the WKF YouTube channel (medal bouts limited to territories without TV broadcast). CLICK HERE to go to the WKF YouTube channel.
- The medal bouts will be broadcast on TV by a number of TV networks around the world. CLICK HERE to go to the full list of TV providers.
- The official draw of the competition will be available by streaming on the WKF YouTube channel. CLICK HERE to go to the streaming of the Official Draw.
Who will win the medals in the first Karate 1-Premier League of the year? You can find all the info on the event on the micro-site of the Karate 1-Premier League Fujairah CLICKING HERE