Day 4 of World Karate Federation Championships 2012
Fight Network Staff / November 24, 2012 - 3:03pm
The tatami of this 21st Edition of the World Karate Championships is pronouncing the first World Champions. This Saturday, Paris Bercy was crowed – 16.000 people – and a total number of 12 golden medals have been awarding in order to ascend the throne and to reward the excellence in this sport and in each category.
France, the hostess of the Championships, can be very happy since it has accumulated 5 titles and that has caused the passion of the french supporters. Lolita Dona, Lucia Ignace, Alexandra Recchia, Kenji Grillon y Nadege Aitibrahim have stand up Paris Bercy and has showed the magnificent moment the French KARATE is enjoying.
Also it has been very recognized and clapped the Venezuelan Karate Antonío Diaz who has won in the MALE INDIVIDUAL KATA category with an amaizing performance that has got for him the 2nd World Championship consecutive. And of course, the Japanese KARATEKA Rika Usami who has competed the final against the french athlete Sandy Scordo has got the affection and admiration of the public that was attending this day of the World Champion.
This Saturday has been a day full of emotions, happiness and some tears and even dances as the one of the Italian KARATEKA Luigi Busa. And everything as a prelude of the GREAT KATA AND KUMITE TEAM FINALS that will give a brilliant close of this spectacular sport show, KARATE, that has been followed in the five continents.
These are the WORLD CHAMPIONS:
FEMALE KUMITE - 50 kg: ALEXANDARA RECCHIA (France)
MALE KUMITE - 60 kg: MEHDIZADEH AMIR (Iran)
FEMALE KUMITE - 55 kg: LUCIE IGANCE (France)
MALE KUMITE - 67 kg: MAGOY HANAFY (Egypt)
FEMALE KUMITE - 61 kg: LOLITA DONA (France)
MALE INDIVIDUAL KATA: ANTONIO DIAZ (Venezuele)
MALE KUMITE - 75 kg: LUIGI BUSA (Italy)
FEMALE KUMITE - 68 kg: KAYO SOMEYA (Japan)
MALE KUMITE - 84 kg: KENJI GRILLON (France)
FEMALE KUMITE + 68 kg: NADEGE AITIBRAHIM (France)
MALE KUMITE + 84 kg: ENES ERKAN (Turkey)
FEMALE INDIVIDUAL KATA: RIKA USAMI (Japan)
ALL RESULTS: http://www.wkf-registration.net/kmAddons/onlinestats/tournament_details.php?id=77
· Two moments to remember: Lolita Dona with her little son Kenzi and receiving the ovation of the public and the Amazing demonstration of the Australian blind Karateka who has proved the integration values that KARATE represents.
SPECIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL: youtube.com/WKF Karate World Champs.