ANOC and Indonesia Olympic Committee today announced that Bali will host the world’s best beach and water sports athletes for the second edition of the ANOC World Beach Games from 5-12 August 2023.
Karate is one of the sports on the programme of the anticipated event in Bali. The discipline, with its modality of Kata, returns to the multi-sport event after the success of the first edition of the ANOC World Beach Games in 2019.
More than 1,200 athletes from 97 NOCs competed at Qatar 2019 and similar global participation will be expected next year in Bali. The Games will be a celebration of beach and water sports and will include the ten disciplines of the Core Programme – Aquathlon, Beach Handball, Beach Soccer, Beach Tennis, Beach Volley 4×4, Beach Water polo, Beach Wrestling, Individual Kata, Expression Kiteboarding and Open Water Swimming 5km– as well as additional disciplines proposed by the Organising Committee, to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Damian Quintero and Sandra Sanchez of Spain became the first-ever gold medallists in Beach Kata after prevailing in the ANOC World Beach Games 2019. Fatemeh Sadeghi of Iran and Yi Wang from Chinese Taipei claimed the silver medals at the event.
WKF President Antonio Espinós said:
“Karate showed its outstanding sporting spirit and its excellence at the inaugural edition of the ANOC World Beach Games in Qatar. We are delighted to be part of this fantastic event again and we are convinced that the 2023 ANOC World Beach Games in Bali will be a sound success. The event in Bali will be one of the highlights of the year and we can’t wait to continue bringing great added value to this anticipated multi-sport event”.
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