Turkey tops medal table of 2022 EKF Senior Championships

After four thrilling days of Karate action, the tournament ended Sunday with the Team Kumite, Team Kata, and Para-Karate Wheelchair user competitions.


The clash of Olympians to lead their teams to the top of the podium in Male Team Kumite went to Steven Dacosta’s hands as the World champion headed France to upset Rafael Aghayev’s Azerbaijan in the final.

France took the title in the thrilling title-deciding bout that ended 3-1 for the French side.


Powerhouse nations of Italy and Turkey dominated the Team Kata competition. The Italian side defeated Spain in Female Team Kata after excelling in their performance of “Ohan” Kata. Italy received a score of 26.44 for 25.54 of Spain.

Turkey won their second gold medal in Kata to a total of seven crowns as the Turkish Team claimed the title in Male Team Kata. The host nation upset Spain in a tight final. The representatives of the organising country presented “Unsu” kata and got a score of 26.8 for 26.02 of the Spanish side.

With this title, the Turkish delegation completed a successful tournament. The hosts headed the final medal table with nine medals and seven golds. Croatia with four medals and two golds and Spain with five medals and one gold also finished with deserving performances.

Source and image: www.wkf.net

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