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Karate ready to shine at ANOC World Beach Games

2019-10-09

The Karate competition at the ANOC World Beach Games is ready to start. First-class karatekas from all over the world are travelling to Doha (Qatar) to participate in one of the most anticipated and unique events of the season. It will be the first time in history that a major Karate event will be held on the sand. 

Katara Beach in Doha will be the stage where the debut of Karate at the World Beach Games will take place. No less than 64 competitors from 33 countries and five continents will be part of the historic moment for the sport. The competition will be limited to Kata categories and it will start on Saturday 12th, at 08:00 (local time). The elimination rounds will be held on Saturday morning (from 08:00 to 12:00) while the ranking rounds and medal bouts will take place on Sunday, October 13th from 08:00 to 17:00 local time. 

“I am very much looking forward to participating in the ANOC World Beach Games. I think it is going to be an extremely spectacular and exceptional tournament. It is very important that Karate is present in such prestigious multi-sport events, and I am absolutely convinced that all of us Kata karatekas are going to really enjoy giving our best on the sand,” said World champion Sandra Sanchez of Spain. 

KATA ON THE SAND 

Karatekas will perform their katas on the sand, a spectacular and innovative presentation of Karate abilities in an original environment. A host of first-class Karate stars will participate in the debut of the discipline at the anticipated multi-sport event. 

Two-time World champion Antonio Diaz of Venezuela, current World Championships runner-up Damian Quintero of Spain and continental champions Adnane Elhakimi of Morocco, Ariel Torres from the USA and Vu Duc Minh Dack from New Caledonia in male category, and defending World champion Sandra Sanchez of Spain, and continental title-holders Sanae Agalman of Morocco, Maria Dimitrova of the Dominican Republic and Alexandrea Anacan from New Zealand in female categories will be among the top favourites to win the first-ever gold medals at the ANOC World Beach Games.  

Fans can follow the competition on the official app of the event. The app AWBG 2019 can be downloaded on Google Play and the Apple Store, and it focuses on providing fans with access to real-time information on the event. 

Also, all the action from the sand in Qatar will be available in the Livestream on the official website. CLICK HERE to go to the live streaming of the event. 


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