Turkish and Egyptian Karatekas Prevail on Opening day of #Karate1Antalya


Turkish and Egyptian Karatekas Prevail on Opening day of #Karate1Antalya

The Karate 1 Premier League 2024 kicked off with a bang, with a thrilling opening day that had Egyptian and Turkish athletes among the big winners across the categories at stake.  

Female Kata: Saeko Azuma and Mo Sheung Grace Lau Will Meet in Final

In the Female Kata category, Saeko Azuma of Japan will face off against Mo Sheung Grace Lau of Hong Kong in the final. Azuma secured victory over Dilara Bozan of Turkiye with a score of 42.20 to 41.40 while Lau clinched her spot in the final by defeating Maho Ono of Japan with a score of 42.80 to 44.00.


Male Kumite -75kg: Yurur and Abdelaziz Advance to Final Showdown

Omer Faruk Yurur of Turkiye and Abdalla Abdelaziz of Egypt battled their way to the final in the Male Kumite -75kg category. Yurur secured his spot by beating 5-5 against Enzo Berthon of France, while Abdelaziz defeated Abilmansur Batyrgali of Kazakhstan with a score of 8-3.


Female Kumite -61kg: Chajai and Ajaray Dominate in Semifinals

In the Female Kumite -61kg category, Fatima-Zahra Chajai of Morocco and Maryam Ajaray of Belgium emerged victorious in the semifinals and will meet in the final. Chajai defeated Lea Avazeri of France with a score of 7-1, while Ajaray triumphed over Yuki Kujuro of Japan with a score of 5-3.


Male Kumite -60kg: Samdan and Shaaban Secure Final Spots

Eray Samdan of Turkiye and Abdullah Shaaban of Kuwait showcased their skills in the Male Kumite -60kg category. Samdan defeated Christian Sabatino of Italy with a score of 6-1, while Shaaban secured his spot in the final by beating Abdullah Hammad of Jordan 5-5.


Female Kumite -50kg: Zhangbyrbay and Salazar Shine

Moldir Zhangbyrbay of Kazakhstan and Yorgelis Salazar of Venezuela displayed their prowess in the Female Kumite -50kg category. Moldir defeated Catarina Rodrigues of Portugal with a score of 3-1, while Salazar beat Ema Sgardelli of Croatia with a score of 6-1.


Male Kumite -84kg: Badawy and Aljafari Advance Amidst Intense Competition

Youssef Badawy of Egypt and Aljafari Mohammad showcased their skills in the Male Kumite -84kg category. Badawy defeated Ivan Kvesic of Croatia, while Aljafari advanced due to an injury sustained by Konstantinos Mastrogiannis of Greece.


The first day of the Karate 1 Premier League in Antalya witnessed intense battles and impressive displays of skill from the world's top karate athletes. As the competition progresses, anticipation builds for more thrilling matchups and unforgettable moments on the tatami.