Yesterday, the Japanese team won the title of the 25th edition of the World Karate Championship for men and women, which was held since November 16, at the Hamdan bin Mohammed Sports Complex in Dubai, and competed for the titles of 1000 male and female players from 117 countries.
During the closing day, the Japanese players managed to grab the first place in the overall ranking of the championship, with a total of seven colored medals (four gold, one silver and two bronze), to deprive the “samurai” champions, the Egyptian team, from gifting the Arabs their first historical achievement in the world championships that began in 1970 However, the Egyptian champions succeeded in repeating their achievement in the “2014 World Cup”, by placing in Dubai in second place with a total of eight colored medals, three gold, two silver and three bronze.
The Secretary-General of the Dubai Sports Council Saeed Hareb, the President of the International Karate Federation, Antonio Espinos, the President of the UAE and Asian Karate Federations, and First Vice President of the International Federation, Major General Nasser Al-Razouki, participated in the coronation ceremony of the Dubai World Cup champions. Japan continued its leadership in the Karate world titles, after adding, from the Dubai gate, their 94 gold medal, and a total of 205 colored medals, far ahead of their closest competitor, the French team, in second place, with a total of 171 colored medals, including 56 gold medals.
The Egyptian team’s achievement did not stop there, but it succeeded in taking first place in the Karate World Championship for People of Determination, and it is one of the encouraging tournaments accompanying the final day of the World Karate Championship. Gold, two silver and three bronze, while Spain came second with five colored medals (2 gold – 1 silver – 2 bronze), while Hungary came third with a total of two gold and silver medals. The gold medals for the Egyptian team, by winning first place in the competitions of motor disability, mental disability for boys, and intellectual disability for girls, while the two silver medals came in the level of motor disability competitions for boys, and the same for girls.
A cooperation agreement between the UAE and Moroccan federations
The Emirates Karate Federation signed a cooperation agreement with its Moroccan counterpart, in the presence of the President of the International Karate Federation, Antonio Spinos, on the sidelines of Dubai hosting the 25th World Karate Championship, which is closing today at the Hamdan bin Mohammed Sports Complex, and has competed for its titles since 16 This November, 1,000 male and female players from 117 countries.
The agreement was signed by Major General Nasser Al-Razouki, President of the UAE and Asian Federations, First Vice-President of the International Federation, and on the Moroccan side, President of the Royal Moroccan Karate University, Mohamed Muqtabel.
The agreement aims to exchange experiences and training camps and participate in tournaments organized by both parties, and its reflection on the development of the game, and to provide opportunities for friction for the national teams and teams of both countries.
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