The first Karate 1-Youth League event of the season concluded in Acapulco (Mexico) with a celebration of the strength of Karate at young ages. The delegations of Germany and Mexico topped the medal table of the event.
The last day of action put the younger competitors on the central stage. Germany cemented their status as big winners of the event after claiming three gold medals on the final day. Emily-Chiara Drehmann won the title in U14 Kumite Female -42kg, Ili Helen dominated in U14 Kumite Female -47kg while Tim Niederelz claimed the crown in U14 Kumite Male -55kg.
With this result, the German delegation topped the final medal table with a total of six golds.
The hosts of Mexico also finished the event on a high note after garnering a total of five gold medals. Victor Alejandro Parra Sandoval in U14 Kumite Male -50kg and Emmanuel Vieria Hernandez in U14 Kumite Male -40kg wrapped up the successful performance of the organising country on the final day.
The representatives of the United States and Venezuela ended the event in the third position of the medal table with three golds each. Alessandra Perez won the title in U14 Kata Female for the United States while Gianluca Greco in U14 Kata Male and Leon Joves Monroy in U14 Kumite Male -45kg completed the gold medal count for Venezuela.
The list of gold medallists on the final day is completed with Wiktor Wojarski of Poland in U14 Kumite Male +55kg, and Maia Ewing of Scotland in U14 Kumite Female -47kg.
After the successful event in Acapulco, the Karate 1-Youth League moves to Limassol (Cyprus) where the second tournament of the year will take place from April 29 to May 01.