The first Olympic 2020 qualification standings for karate have been available with the sport counting down to its debut at Tokyo 2020. Olympic Karate Followers from all over the world can buy Olympic karate tickets online.
Karate was added to the Olympic Games programmed in 2016 alongside baseball/softball, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding with athletes now battling to book a place in Japan’s capital. Karate, which is to make its Olympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020 Games, was absent from the list of four games organizers recommended for the 2024 Summer Games, which included surfing, skateboarding, game climbing, and breakdancing
A requirement window opened on July 2 with the Asian Contests in Amman the first event to offer ranking points. The event in Jordan’s capital is the only ranking rivalry to be considered so far which means the opening table-toppers are all Asian.
Kiyou Shimizu and Ryo Kiyuna of Japan lead the women’s and men’s kata groups respectively. Japan’s Miho Miyahara leads the women’s Kumite under-55 kilograms division while Hamideh Abbasa of Iran tops the women’s over-61kg pile.
Grand winner Xiaoyan Yin, China’s current holder of the Best of the Best award leads the women’s under-61kg category while Jordan’s Bashar Alnajjar is at the summit of the men’s under-75kg division, tied with Ali Ashgar Asiabari of Iran.
“Yesterday karate suffered a massive setback. The karate community feels sadness, frustration and above all impotence right now,” supposed its statement.
“We will be at Tokyo 2020 Games at the highest level and we’ll show the world that our sport is as worthy as others and we will show the Paris 2024 organizing committee how wrong they are.”
There is also a tie in the men’s under-67kg group as Abdullah Shaaban of Kuwait and Abdel Rahman Almasatfa of Jordan are level.
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