Spain’s Sandra Sanchez has been recognized by Guinness World Records for her historic performance at the Karate 1-Premier League events. The current World Champion and World ranking leader received the recognition in a ceremony with WKF President Antonio Espinós in attendance.
“There is no secret to win so many medals. At least, I don’t know it. It is just a matter of training, training, and working hard. It is really nice to have received this recognition. At first, when I heard about it, I couldn’t believe it. I just went: ‘I have a record! I have a record!”, Sandra Sanchez said at the ceremony.
Defending World title-holder in Female Kata, Sandra Sanchez has registered a record-breaking performance in Karate 1-Premier League events. The five-time European champion won 35 consecutive medals in Karate 1-Premier League, claiming honours in all the tournaments of Karate’s first-class series of events since January 2014.
Following this outstanding performance, Guinness World Records recognised Sanchez as the athlete with the most medals won in Karate’s top competition. The recognition extends the Spaniard’s impressive list of honours as Sanchez is the current World champion, defending European title-holder, number one in WKF World ranking and in Karate Olympic Standings and current owner of the Grand Winner award.
“Sandra Sanchez represents – as many other karatekas do – the strength of our values such as tenacity, commitment, and overcoming difficulties. Over the years, she has continuously broken barriers and she has become a true example for future karatekas. It is an honor to have participated in the ceremony and I hope that she continues earning more and more recognitions and awards,” said WKF President Antonio Espinós.