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Japanese karateka Ryo Kiyuna wins gold at 2020 Olympics

06.08.2021 114 просмотров

The second was the representative of Spain, athletes from the USA and Turkey received bronze medals.


Ryo Kiyuna of Japan won gold in the Olympic karate tournament in kata.

In the final, he scored 28.72 points, his rival Spaniard Damian Quintero - 27.66. The bronze medals were won by the representative of the USA Ariel Torres and the Turks Ali Sofuoglu.

Kata is a series of exercises simulating a fight with imaginary opponents.

In 2016, during the 129th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it was decided to include karate in the program of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In 2019, it became known that karate would be excluded from the program of the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Ryo Kiyune 31 years old, he is a five-time world champion and an eight-time Asian champion.
< br> The first place in the medal standings is occupied by the Chinese (34-24-17), the Americans are second (31-35-29), the Japanese are third (23-10-15), the British are fourth (18-18-19), fifth - the Russians (17-23-22).

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