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Karate 2018 Discussion Thread

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phelps    536

finally, some good results for Italy in this season's K1PL...

 

Sara Cardin (Women's Kumite, -55kg) and Viviana Bottaro (Women's Kata) made it through to the final (and a couple more fighters had access to the Bronze medal bout)...

 

it's quite an important result for us, especially Bottaro's win over the (almost) unbeatable Spaniard Sandra Sanchez Jaime in the Kata semifinals...let's see if next Sunday they can complete the effort and win Gold...it would be really encouraging in perspective, since the Olympic Ranking tournaments will start really soon...

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phelps    536

Karate1 Premier League, Stage #5 (Istanbul, TUR)

 

New K1PL stage and new faces on top of the medal table...

 

overall, Iran dominated the field and won good 3 Gold medals...

in the final medal table, they were followed by Japan, Italy and Turkey with 2 Gold medals each (but the second Turkish Gold came in the senseless women's Team Kata event -just to name it...Morocco won the men's Team Kata event)...

finally, Finland, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei and Ukraine won the remaining "serious" Gold medals (1 each, of course)...

 

looking at the Olympic classes, the 2 Kata events have been won by Japan (men) and Italy (women, where the Japanese reigning World Champion Kiyou Shimizu lost her first international tournament in the last couple of years)...

in the Kumite disciplines, instead, TPE & ITA shared the honors in the lower female division (by winning respectively the -50kg & -55kg), with TUR taking once again the -61kg and SUI & FIN sharing the heavier class (by winning respectively the -68kg and +68kg...to be noticed: second consecutive win for FIN in the women's heaviest class)...

on the men's side, IRI & JPN shared the lower weight division (they took the -60kg and -67kg classes, respectively), with UKR topping the middle weights (-75kg) and IRI destroying the field in both the heavy & super-heavyweights (-84kg and +84kg, respectively)...

 

Full Results of the entire stage #5 of the K1PL can be found here:

https://www.sportdata.org/wkf/sportsid/popup_main.php?popup_action=results&vernr=171&active_menu=calendar

 

Very important...from the next time (Berlin, GER, 14-16 September 2018) the K1PL Results will count for the Olympic Qualification Ranking, therefore a really tough competition with all the best fighters in the world is expected...

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MHSN    348

That was an interesting tournament for the Iranians. since Istanbul is the next door, they sent a big delegation and while some of our veterans lost badly, we had some new faces in the final, to be honest I never heard the name of some of them ! while this is indeed a good thing, but for Olympic qualification we need someone to be consistent in all tournaments. winning medals by different athletes doesn't help  ! but they were Iranians in all 5 male kumitee events with 3 gold and 2 silver. (and 3 bronze) female team was disappointing with just a bronze by Khaksar. and of course we already gave up trying in Kata.

 

I wonder if there is any limitation about the number of athletes per country in this Karate-1 events ? :mumble:

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phelps    536
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53 minuti fa, MHSN ha scritto:

That was an interesting tournament for the Iranians. since Istanbul is the next door, they sent a big delegation and while some of our veterans lost badly, we had some new faces in the final, to be honest I never heard the name of some of them ! while this is indeed a good thing, but for Olympic qualification we need someone to be consistent in all tournaments. winning medals by different athletes doesn't help  ! but they were Iranians in all 5 male kumitee events with 3 gold and 2 silver. (and 3 bronze) female team was disappointing with just a bronze by Khaksar. and of course we already gave up trying in Kata.

 

I wonder if there is any limitation about the number of athletes per country in this Karate-1 events ? :mumble:

 

no, the limit is set on the world ranking...if I remember well, it's the best 50 in the WR in each class among those who ask to enter the tournament (plus some wild cards for the host Country)...

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MHSN    348
4 minutes ago, phelps said:

 

no, the limit is set on the world ranking...if I remember well, it's the best 50 in the WR among those who ask to enter the tournament (plus some wild cards for the host Country)...

 

thanks. so the current ranking matters after all ! I have to check the ranking how many Iranians are in top 50. :d I wonder if our federation has the motive and the budget to send them all to the next Karate-1 events.

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phelps    536
1 minuto fa, MHSN ha scritto:

 

thanks. so the current ranking matters after all ! I have to check the ranking how many Iranians are in top 50. :d I wonder if our federation has the motive and the budget to send them all to the next Karate-1 events.

 

sure! and considering that all the table draws are set by this ranking, there's a lot to care about it already in these days...

moreover, the qualification through the WR is very, very strict (top 2 in each class, except the -75kg men and the -61kg women, which have the top 4)...so, every tournament will be crucial...probably just 1 single mistake and the chances to qualify through the WR are gone...

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bestmen    919

the African/Mediterranean champion Hocine daikhi +84kg will not compete in Berlin because they didn't give him VISA CHEATERSSSSSSSSSS

 

how could you host one event and you don't give  VISA to the athletes , of course this stupid world federation says nothing  CHEATERSSSSSSSSSS

 

this guy is very strong afraid to see him on podium  CHEATERSSSSSSSSSS

 

they destroy their rivals and keep  medals for themselves CHEATERSSSSSSSSSS

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phelps    536
5 ore fa, bestmen ha scritto:

the African/Mediterranean champion Hocine daikhi +84kg will not compete in Berlin because they didn't give him VISA CHEATERSSSSSSSSSS

 

how could you host one event and you don't give  VISA to the athletes , of course this stupid world federation says nothing  CHEATERSSSSSSSSSS

 

this guy is very strong afraid to see him on podium  CHEATERSSSSSSSSSS

 

they destroy their rivals and keep  medals for themselves CHEATERSSSSSSSSSS

 

and what about Israeli athletes in all Muslim Countries?...:whistle::facepalm::wall:

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phelps    536

Karate 1 Premier League

 

Stage #6 (Berlin, GER)

 

now we are to a new level, since this is the 1st K1PL stage with points for the Olympic Qualification Ranking up for grabs...:evil:

 

and this is a quick recap of what happened today in the first half of the program...

 

Women's Kata
Gold Medal Match: :ESP Sandra Sanchez Jaime vs :JPN Kiyou Shimizu
Bronze Medal Match #1: :JPN Natsuki Shimizu vs :JPN Emiri Iwamoto
Bronze Medal Match #2: :JPN Mirisa Ohuchi vs :ITA Viviana Bottaro


Women's Kumite, -50kg
Gold Medal Match: :JPN Ayaka Tadano vs :TUR Serap Ozcelik Arapoglu
Bronze Medal Match #1: :EGY Radwa Sayed vs :GER Shara Hubrich
Bronze Medal Match #2: :JPN Kinatsu Endo vs :FRA Alexandra Recchia


Women's Kumite, -55kg
Gold Medal Match: :EST Li Lirisman vs :UKR Anzhelika Terliuga
Bronze Medal Match #1: :USA Jenna Browwn vs :EGY Yassmin Attia
Bronze Medal Match #2: :ESP Carlota Fernandez Osorio vs :ITA Sara Cardin


Men's Kumite, -60kg
Gold Medal Match: :ITA Angelo Crescenzo vs :JPN Yugo Kozaki
Bronze Medal Match #1: :KAZ Kaisar Alpysbay vs :AZE Firdovsi Farzaliyev
Bronze Medal Match #2: :KAZ Darkhan Assadilov vs :IRI Amir Mehdizadeh


Men's Kumite, -67kg
Gold Medal Match: :BRA Vinicius Figueira vs :ITA Luca Maresca
Bronze Medal Match #1: :JPN Hiroto Shinoara vs :GRE Dionysios Xenos
Bronze Medal Match #2: :FRA Steven Da Costa vs :ENG Jordan Thomas


Men's Kumite, -75kg
Gold Medal Match: :JPN Yusei Sakiyama vs :AZE Rafael Aghayev
Bronze Medal Match #1: :JPN Ken Nishimura vs :GER Noah Bitsch
Bronze Medal Match #2: :TUR Erman Eltemur vs :USA Scott Thomas

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MHSN    348

I appreciate WKF at least having a live score system but they really have to upgrade their software. it just sucks.

 

I see there are so many Iranians in the draw most of them losing 0-0 in the first round !! after a bit search that's just "no show" I don't know how that's possible to register something like 30-40 players and 70% of them don't show up and still no consequences from WKF for ruining the draw !

 

even for those Iranians in the competition this is a poor result . only Ganjzadeh made it to the final. Poursheib and Mehdizadeh in bronze medal match. :facepalm: maybe that's not a surprise since they had no time to rest after the Asian Games.

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phelps    536

Karate 1 Premier League

 

Stage #6 (Berlin, GER)

 

Day #2 action...

 

 

Men's Kata
Gold Medal Match: :JPN Issei Shimbaba vs :JPN Ryo Kiyuna
Bronze Medal Match #1: :JPN Kazumasa Moto vs :ESP Damian Hugo Quintero Capdevila
Bronze Medal Match #2: :JPN Yuta Hibi vs :TUR Alì Sofuoglu


Men's Kumite, -84kg
Gold Medal Match: :JPN Ryutaro Araga vs :KAZ Daniyar Yuldashev
Bronze Medal Match #1: :TUR Ugur Aktas vs :IRI Zabiollah Poorshab
Bronze Medal Match #2: :NED Timothy Petersen vs :FRA Jessie Da Costa


Men's Kumite, +84kg
Gold Medal Match: :IRI Sajad Ganizadeh vs :GEO Gogita Arkania
Bronze Medal Match #1: :KOS Herolind Nishevci vs :CRO Andjelo Kvesic
Bronze Medal Match #2: :AZE Shahin Atamov vs :GER Jonathan Horne


Women's Kumite, -61kg
Gold Medal Match: :PER Alexandra Grande vs :FRA Leila Heurtault
Bronze Medal Match #1: :CAN Haya Jumaa vs :EGY Giana Lofty
Bronze Medal Match #2: :JPN Ayamai Moriguchi vs :FRA Gwendoline Philippe


Women's Kumite, -68kg
Gold Medal Match: :TUR Eda Eltemur vs :AZE Irina Zaretska
Bronze Medal Match #1: :SVK Miroslava Kopunova vs :ITA Silvia Semeraro
Bronze Medal Match #2: :JPN Kayo Someya vs :SUI Elena Quirici


Women's Kumite, +68kg
Gold Medal Match: :JPN Ayumi Uekusa vs :ITA Clio Ferracuti
Bronze Medal Match #1: :EGY Shymaa Abouelyazed vs :JPN Ayaka Saito
Bronze Medal Match #2: :TUR Meltem Hocaoglu vs :ESP Laura Palacio Gonzalez

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phelps    536

2 more Italians in the medal matches...good...even if the women's -68 and +68kg classes could lead to some troubles within our team, since Semeraro should be the girl representing ITA in the Olympic Heavyweights and not Ferracuti (and today's results don't go in this direction)...

also in the men's -60 and -67 it's a shame that we're gonna have to choose only one between Maresca and Crescenzo...they are both potential medallists...

I really think that the Olympic format they've chosen sucks...and sucks big time...:facepalm::wall:

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