The Karate 1-Youth League in Limassol (Cyprus) has been postponed due to the development of the coronavirus around the world. The event is now scheduled to be held from June 4 to 6, 2021.
One of the most anticipated events of the season for youngsters, the opening event of the year of the 2021 Karate 1-Youth League had been initially slated for May 2021. However, the epidemiologic situation worldwide due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the postponement of the event.
With the wellbeing and safety of competitors in mind, and in coordination with the local authorities, the tournament has been moved now to June 4 to 6. The event in Limassol will kick off the season of Karate’s first-class series of international competitions for youngsters. In addition to Limassol, the event will have stops in Porec (Croatia), Istanbul (Turkey) and Venice (Italy).
Limassol hosted a Karate 1-Youth League tournament for the first time in 2019. No less than 1500 young athletes from 59 countries participated in the event. The Cypriot city was set to host a new edition of the event in 2020 but the competition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
MEDITERRANEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ALSO RESCHEDULED
Additionally, it was also confirmed that the 2021 Mediterranean Karate Championships to be held in Nicosia (Cyprus) has also been postponed. Initially scheduled to take place in March, the tournament moves now to October 22 to 24.
The best karatekas from Mediterranean countries will gather now in Nicosia in October with one month to go to the World Championships in Dubai.