Results from Karate1 Premier League in Coburg, Germany

Fight Network Staff / September 27, 2015 - 8:50pm



For the first time, German Karate Federation hosted German Karate1 Premier League Open on Coburg. This event has been held in HUK Coburg Arena on September 26th and 27th 2015.

It is the second Karate1 of this new season after Istanbul.

The   tournament   hosted   719   athletes   from   55   countries   (France,   Netherlands, Switzerland,   Brazil,   Australia,   Spain,   Italy,   Poland   …)   to   test   themselves   on   the tatami of Coburg.

Many of top athletes, such as Ilja Smorguner (World Vice-Champion Champion 2014 – Germany), Lucie Ignace (World/European female Kumite -55kg champion – France) and Harspataki Gabor (European U21 Kumite -75kg – Hungary) have confirmed their confidence   and   finish   on   the   podium   of   this   tournament.   Many   surprises   have messed ranking and status of some athletes champions (in kata for example). Some U21   competitors   were   coming   prepare   the   next   World   Cadet/   Junior   /   U21 Championship in November (Jakarta).

Concerning the classification of nations, France is the first nation to counter with 4 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 8 bronze medals for a total of 15 medals.

Germany ranks second (3/2/3), followed by Hong Kong (2/1/0).

More information can be found on the official statistics:

Official results

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.

About WKF
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 (IWGA)

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