WKF extends registration period for Karate 1-Premier League Matosinhos

The Karate 1-Premier League Matosinhos starts in two weeks. As the countdown to the event comes to an end, the registration process for the second Karate 1-Premier League of the season has been extended.

The WKF has informed that karatekas will have extra 48 hours to register to #Karate1Matosinhos. Athletes who are ranked between positions 1 and 100 on the WKF World Ranking will be able to enter the event until Saturday, April 9th at 12.00 (GMT +0).

The extension of the registration is available only in the categories that have not completed the limit of 32 athletes per division that has been established as the maximum of competitors for the 2022 Karate 1-Premier League.

Therefore, athletes can now register in the following categories: Female Kumite -50kg, Female Kumite -55kg, Female Kumite -61kg, Female Kumite -68kg, Female Kumite +68kg, and Male Kumite +84kg.

The Karate 1-Premier League Matosinhos is the second tournament of the year of Karate’s first-class series of events. The season started in Fujairah (UAE) in February and will move to Rabat (Morocco), Baku (Azerbaijan) and a final venue to be confirmed after the competition in Portugal.

It is the second time that the Iberian country welcomes a Karate 1-Premier League event after the successful tournament in Lisbon last year. Nearly 600 athletes from 79 countries participated at the 2021 Karate 1-Premier League Lisbon with Turkish karatekas topping the medal table and athletes up from 11 countries claiming gold medals.

The Karate 1-Premier League Matosinhos will be held at the Matosinhos Sport and Congress Centre from April 22 to 24.

Source: www.wkf.net

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