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Karate WKF World Championships 2018

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55 minutes ago, phelps said:

just 1 day to go...:bounce:

 

and here some important, very important news...:d

 

Where to watch the 2018 KARATE World Championships

 

The 2018 Karate World Championships to be held in Madrid (Spain) from November 6 to 11 is breaking all records.

Not only the event to take place at WiZink Center sports hall will have the highest number of participants in the history of the competition; the 24th edition of Karate’s biggest tournament will also present a record-breaking coverage. 

 

The quest to gold in Madrid will be seen in no less than 186 countries.

Over 16 TV networks and platforms from all over the world will broadcast the event thus making it the most-watched Karate competition of all times.

 

The schedule of the TV broadcast of the 2018 Karate World Championships starts on Saturday, November 10 at 10.00 (local time) and will conclude on Sunday November 11 at 15.00 (local time).  

 

In countries with no TV coverage, the medal bouts will be streamed live on karateworld.tv.

Fans from countries where the event will not be broadcast by a TV network or platform will have the opportunity to follow the final two days of Karate action on WKF’s online platform, karateworld.tv. 

 

CLICK HERE to go to the list of TV networks broadcasting the event.

 

 

ELIMINATIONS ROUNDS LIVE ON KARATEWORLD.TV

 

For the first time, Karate fans will be able to watch the elimination rounds of a Karate World Championships.

The quest to reach the finals is taking place from Tuesday November 6 to Friday November 9 and it will be available to a worldwide viewing audience on karateworld.tv. 

 

Fans wanting to catch all the Karate action of the elimination rounds can follow the competition LIVE and FREE on karateworld.tv

 

Go to KARATEWORLD.TV to watch the elimination rounds of Madrid 2018 LIVE and FREE.

 

finals are also for free in karateworld.tv ? 

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1 hour ago, phelps said:

CLICK HERE to go to the list of TV networks broadcasting the event.

 

The feeling you already know the result about eventual possibility to watch combat sport in your TV is less than zero, before even clicking on that link and then you suddenly found.. that you´re right :p

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48 minuti fa, thepharoah ha scritto:

 

finals are also for free in karateworld.tv ? 

 

I don't know...and if I have to guess, I'd say "no"...:dunno:

 

however, the Italian stream (with Italian commentary, of course) will be available for free for sure...

 

it should be also on their YT page, here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCuNpZUFKAaQIlyLt5-bp_g

 

but, if they can't put it also on YT, for sure it will be here:

https://www.pmgsport.it/

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23 minuti fa, hckosice ha scritto:

 

The feeling you already know the result about eventual possibility to watch combat sport in your TV is less than zero, before even clicking on that link and then you suddenly found.. that you´re right :p

 

:rofl::(:facepalm:

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:SVK TEAM SLOVAKIA :SVK

 

Mens

  • Kata: Peter Fabian
  • Kumite -60kg: Dominik Imrich
  • Kumite -67kg: Matej Homola
  • Kumite -75kg: Matúš Lieskovský
  • Kumite -84kg: Adi Gyurík
  • Kumite +84kg: Attila Jóba
  • Kumite Teams: Dominik Imrich, Matej Homola, Matúš Lieskovský, Adi Gyurík, Attila Jóba, Dávid Podsklan, Ľuboš Džačovský

 

Womens

  • Kata: Ema Brázdová
  • Kata Teams: Ema Brázdová, Nikoleta Merašická, Ľudmila Báčiková
  • Kumite -50kg: Lucia Kováčiková
  • Kumite -55kg: Viktória Semaníková
  • Kumite -61kg: Veronika Semaníková
  • Kumite -68kg: Miroslava Kopúňová
  • Kumite +68kg: Dominika Tatárová
  • Kumite Teams: Viktória Semaníková, Veronika Semaníková, Miroslava Kopúňová, Dominika Tatárová

 

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draws are out...

 

some thoughts about tomorrow's action...

 

in the Women's Kata, local hero Sandra Sanchez Jaime is the only favourite in pool 1, her toughest opponent should be Maria Dimitrova (DOM), but frankly I just can't imagine her beating the Spaniard at home...

pool 2 is the most interesting, with Sarah Sayed (EGY), Dilara Eltemur (TUR) and Grace Lau Mo Sheung (HKG) all in the same quarter...

pool 3 should be a question between Viviana Bottaro (ITA) and Sakura Kokumai (USA)...

pool 4 is a one-woman show...Kiyou Shimizu is just unstoppable...so, condoleances to all the other girls in this pool, the best of whom should be Alexandra Feracci (FRA)...

my pick for the Gold Medal match: Sanchez Jaime vs Shimizu

 

Men's Kata

Antonio Diaz (VEN) is the clear favourite in pool 1...

Roman Heydarov (AZE), Alì Sofuoglu (TUR) and Damian Hugo Quintero Capdevila (ESP) all in pool 2...this look like a joke...still, I pick the home guy (despite I like Sofuoglu a lot)...in a judged competition I don't think they would eventually screw one of the 2 best hopes for the local team...

pool 3 is definitely the least qualified one...Ilja Smorguner (GER) should be the favourite, but I wouldn't be shocked if someone else comes up as the pool winner...Russia, Morocco and maybe Iran (I don't know that guy at all) could be good outsiders...

in pool 4, Ryo Kiyuna (JPN) won't have any trouble...Ahmed Shawky (EGY) should be his toughest opponent, meanwhile Mattia Busato (ITA) has had a lucky enough draw to earn his chance to reach the pool final against Kiyuna...I hope he won't waste this really big chance to get some good OQR points, even if he has had an awful season so far...

my pick for the Gold Medal match: Quintero Capdevila vs Kiyuna

 

Kumite, Women's +68kg

pool 1 is very difficult to judge...no one of the usual K1PL stars is there...I think Hamideh Abbasli (IRI) or Shymaa Abouel Yazed (EGY) -they are set to face each other already in round #2- could even win the pool...

pool 2 has 3 clear favourites (as long as people can talk of favourites in Karate), Titta Keinainen (FIN), Eleni Chatziliadou (GRE) and above all Laura Palacio Gonzalez (ESP)...season's results say FIN, home soil says ESP...

pool 3...Anne Laure Florentin (FRA) could be the finalist in the top half, but Clio Ferracuti (ITA) has shown in the last couple of K1PL stages that she has also good chances, unfortunately the ITA vs FRA match-up, if it's gonna happen,  is scheduled too early (rd #3), meanwhile the winner of the rd #2 match between Anamarija Celan Bujas (CRO) and Dominika Tatarova (SVK) should give the other pool finalist...however Florentin can be named the pool favorite...

pool 4...the road is open for Ayumi Uekusa (JPN)...I don't see anybody putting her pool win at risk...

my pick for the Gold Medal match: Uekusa vs Abouel Yazed

 

Kumite, Women's -68kg

pool 1...very balanced pool with many names capable of ending up on top...just to pick 2, I'd choose Alizee Agier (FRA) and Eda Eltemur (TUR), but, as said, there are many outsiders that could well surprise the big names...

pool 2...Katrine Pedersen (DEN) has the biggest chance of her life...she's the only "name" in the pool...

pool 3...Irina Zaretska (AZE) vs Feryal Abdelaziz (EGY) in rd #1 is a shocker...the winner of this bout then has to face Elena Quirici (SUI) in rd #4...I really think that the pool winner will come from those 3 names, even if there are also in this case quite a few dangerous outsiders (Ivona Cavar from BIH above all)...

pool 4...pool winner will be known already after round #2, where Silvia Semeraro (ITA) and Someya Kayo (JPN), 2 of the top 3 fighters this season in this class, should face each other...Melnykh (UKR) and Debatty (BEL) are good outsiders, but I don't think they have chances against ITA or JPN...

my pick for the Gold Medal match: Agier vs Kayo (but I secretely hope it's Semeraro)

 

Kumite, Men's +84kg

pool 1...a lot of very good fighters, but I think Jonathan Horne (GER) has to be named the favourite...main outsiders should be Slobodan Bitevic (SRB), Andjelo Kvesic (CRO) and above all Gogita Arkania (GEO)...

pool 2...no big names here...I'd pick Tyron-Darnell Lardy (NED) as the top guy in this pool...

pool 3...also here, not many established specialists...maybe Hocine Daikhi (ALG) is the most dangerous player of the pool, meanwhile Herolind Nishevci (KOS) could be his main contender...in this pool there's also Simone Marino (ITA), last year's European champion, but this season hasn't gone well at all for him...so, I don't expect anything from him...

pool 4...Sajad Ganizadeh (IRI) is the main favourite here (of the entire tournament, not only of this pool)...his main opponents should be Yaroslav Horuna (UKR, brother of the most famous Stanislav, who normally fight in the lower weight) in the early rounds and one between Shahin Atamov (AZE), Ivan Klepic (BIH), the Turkish surprise Alparslan Yamanoglu (he's not the man supposed to start for them in this class) and Hideyoshi Kagawa (JPN), who are all in the top half of the draw of this pool...

my pick for the Gold Medal match: Horne vs Ganizadeh

 

Kumite, Men's -84kg

pool 1...I think it's gonna be a question between Valerii Chobotar (UKR) and Zabiollah Poorshab (IRI)...no place for the other guys here...

pool 2...very balanced (and poor) lineup here...Aykhan Mamayev (AZE) and Georgis Tzanos (GRE) should be the top men, with Berat Jakupi (MKD) and Daniyar Yuldashev (KAZ) as the main outsiders...

pool 3...Ugur Aktas (TUR) is the main favourite, with Mohamed El Kotby (EGY) as the main contender...European Champion Michele Martina (ITA), European Bronze Medallist Helio Hernandez (POR) and Kenji Grillon (FRA) are also in this pool, so some surprise is always possible...here more than in any other pool...

pool 4...not seeing Ryutaro Araga (JPN) winning this pool would be a huge upset...Ivan Kvesic (CRO) and Anton Isakau (BLR) are the only 2 guys who could make this upset come true...

my pick for the Gold Medal match: Aktas vs Poorshab

 

I'm gonna write about the other Kumite classes tomorrow, before they go on stage in the following days...

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The draw looks good for the Iranians. even though in Karate there is no "easy match" everybody can be dangerous. 2016 was great for Iran in kummitee , this will be great if they can repeat that here.

 

and I see an Iranian Amir Khani participating here as "refugee" :d another fake refugee living in Belgium. after Asemani and Pouryounes (in Netherlands) both in taekwondo

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12 hours ago, MHSN said:

The draw looks good for the Iranians. even though in Karate there is no "easy match" everybody can be dangerous. 2016 was great for Iran in kummitee , this will be great if they can repeat that here.

 

and I see an Iranian Amir Khani participating here as "refugee" :d another fake refugee living in Belgium. after Asemani and Pouryounes (in Netherlands) both in taekwondo

Are you calling us, Dutch, equal to Belgians? :mad: Not cool man

 

Edit: Oh wait, I think you already meant Asemani in Belgium and Pouryounes in the Netherlands. If so, we're cool, we're cool.

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is that possible to switch Tatami ? my first time with Karate TV :wacko: and I can't see much

 

we had someone in Kata in QF (even though he had a good draw) and he lost only 3-2 to Smorguner :( we never had a chance for medal in Kata, but losing 3-2 means he had a chance to be in semifinal.

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