Ukrainian karateka take lead in massive Karate 1 Youth League Porec

Representatives of the powerhouse nations of the sport are leading the Karate 1-Youth League event being held this weekend in Porec (Croatia). The massive event gathers over 1500 youngsters from 50 countries in a celebration of the strength of the sport at young ages.

Ukraine head the medal table of the event thus far with five gold medals. The titles by Mykhailo Shumovych in U14 Kumite Male -50kg, Serhii Stankov in U14 Kumite Male -40kg, Violetta Makarenko in U14 Kumite Female +47kg, Oleksandr Borys in Cadet Kumite Male +70kg, and Dariia Bulai in Cadet Kumite Female +54kg are giving the lead to the Eastern European nation.

Representatives of Azerbaijan and Montenegro, with three gold medals, and Italy and Spain with two golds are also showcasing exceptional level at the event. The event concludes Sunday with the last categories at stake.

The Karate 1-Youth League Porec is celebrating the popularity of Karate among youngsters with aspiring karateka coming from all over the world to participate in a memorable event. The tournament is the second Karate 1-Youth League of the season after the opening competition in Limassol (Cyprus). After Porec, the 2021 Karate 1-Youth League will travel to Istanbul (Turkey) in September and Venice (Italy) in December.


History of Karate

Karate (空手) (/kəˈrɑːti/; Japanese pronunciation: [kaɾate] (About this soundlisten); Okinawan pronunciation: [kaɽati]) is a martial

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