Since 2011, Austria Karate Federation hosted the Karate1 Premier League in Salzburg. This year, tournament has been held in Sporthalle Alpenstraße arena in Salzburg (Austria) from 17th to 18th of October 2015. Once again there will be many athletes from all over the world participating in this great tournament.
Several U21 participated to this tournament to finish their preparation for the World Cadet, Junior & U21 championship in Jakarta next month (12-15 November).
The tournament hosted 743 athletes from 59 countries (Japan, Fyr of Macedonia, Serbia, Italy, Morocco, Ukraine, Switzerland, Iran, France, …) to test themselves on the tatami of Salzburg.
Many of top athletes, such as Damian Quintero (European games Champion and European Champion Male kata – UAE/Spain), Alexandra Recchia (World Kumite Female -50kg Champion – France) and Alizier Agier (World kumite Female -68kg Champion – France) have confirmed their confidence and finish on the podium of this tournament.
Concerning the classification of nations, France is the first nation to counter with 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 8 bronze medals for a total of 16 medals.
United Arab Emirates ranks second (3/0/0), followed by Italy (2/1/3).
More information can be found on the official statistics:
Medal / Nation:
About Karate1 Premier League
The Karate1 WKF Premier League is the prime league event in the world of Karate. It is a series of world class Karate competitions recognized and supported by the World Karate Federation. Its aim is to bring together the best Karate competitors in the world in a series of open championships of unprecedented scale and quality.
The World Karate Federation is a permanent organization governing all styles of karate and is composed by 188
national karate federations affiliated at a worldwide level.
Recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Member of SportAccord and of the International World Games Association.