Young karate athletes to vie for world titles

October, 25/2022 - 16:53
As one of the most important competitions of the year, the WKF U21, Junior and Cadet World Championship lures almost 1,900 athletes from 105 countries and territories.

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Asian champion Hoàng Thị Mỹ Tâm will take part in the WKF U21, Junior and Cadet World Championship in Konya, Turkey. — Photo sggp.org.vn

HÀ NỘI — A dozen top karate athletes of Việt Nam will compete in the WKF U21, Junior and Cadet World Championship in Konya, Turkey.

As one of the most important competitions of the year, the championship lures almost 1,900 athletes from 105 countries and territories.

They will vie for medals available for different age groups and in both kumite (combat) and kata (performance) during October 26-30.

According to the coaches, all the athletes are at their peak, and the world championship will be chance for them to compete against quality athletes and improve themselves. 

Among them, fighter Hoàng Thị Mỹ Tâm is a key athlete. She will compete in the U21 category.

Last year, Tâm won three golds at the Asian championships including two in the U21 U55kg category and one in the senior class.

At the recent Hà Nội 31st SEA Games in May, Tâm secured a bronze medal.

Along with the battles, the International Karate Federation also organises executive committee meetings at which coach Vũ Sơn Hà, who is President of the Asian Karate Federation, represents Việt Nam. — VNS

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