Day 3 of World Karate Federation Championships 2012
Fight Network Staff / November 23, 2012 - 2:52pm
The 3rd day of competition in the Worldwide Karate Championships has been fascinating, first for the playing of the qualifying rounds by teams in KUMITE, male and female and then by the brilliant Opening Ceremony of this Championships that has been the perfect final for this great day of Karate and emotions.
The show of the teams guarantees very visual and equal combats. Specially, in these contracts have highlighted the french team which is doing a great championships in all the categories and it is considered as the favourite team for the golden medals in many of the finals they have reach. Together with the french athletes, the italian, turkish and japanese athletes have also highlighted and except some countries as Azerbaijan, Tunis and Iran, take all the chances for golden medals.
The bronze medals will be decided before the end of the morning when the turn for the forecasted finals for this Saturday arrive, as follows:
(Morning - 12:00 - Paris Time)
FEMALE KUMITE - 50 kg: HONG LI (China) vs. ALEXANDARA RECCHIA (France)
MALE KUMITE - 60 kg: MEHDIZADEH AMIR (Iran) vs. DOULGAS SANTOS BROSE (Brazil)
FEMALE KUMITE - 55 kg: LUCIE IGANCE (France) vs. JELENA KOVACEVIC (Croatia)
MALE KUMITE - 67 kg: MAGOY HANAFY (Egypt) vs. SAEID AHMAKIKARYANI (Iran)
FEMALE KUMITE - 61 kg: LOLITA DONA (France) vs. BOUTHELINA HASNAOUI (Tuniese)
MALE INDIVIDUAL KATA: ANTONIO DIAZ (Venezuele) vs. VU DUC MINH DACK (France)
(Afternoon - 17:00 - Paris Time)
MALE KUMITE - 75 kg: LUIGI BUSA (Italy) vs. RAFAEL AGHAYEV (Azerbaijan)
FEMALE KUMITE - 68 kg: HAFSA SEYDA BURUCU (Turkey) vs. KAYO SOMEYA (Japan)
MALE KUMITE - 84 kg: KENJI GRILLON (France) vs. RYUTARO ARAGA (Japan)
FEMALE KUMITE + 68 kg: GRETA VITELLI (Italy) vs. NADEGE AITIBRAHIM (France)
MALE KUMITE + 84 kg: ENES ERKAN (Turkey) vs. SAHIN ATAMOV (Azerbajan)
FEMALE INDIVIDUAL KATA: RIKA USAMI (Japan) vs. SANDY SCORDO (Frances)
ALL RESULTS: http://www.wkf-registration.net/kmAddons/onlinestats/tournament_details.php?id=77
"Imagen", the mythical song of John Lennon played at the starting of the Opening Ceremony of this 21st Edition of the World Karate Championships. All the athletes withe their flags and embraced one each other enjoyed it from the tatami and the public, in the stands, sang together the lyrics of the song that looked fror a better world, a dreamed future. The KARATE family wished its dream: BE OLYMPIC!!!
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