Baku, June 14, AZERTAC
Spain's Sandra Jaime Sanchez and Damian Hugo Quintero both took gold in the Kata competition this afternoon. Sandy Scordo of France took silver in the women's, with Dilara Bozan taking bronze.
The experienced Quintero defeated Italian Mattia Busato in the final match, and was quick to praise the fans for creating an electrifying atmosphere.
"The atmosphere is amazing. Karate is not an Olympic sport and it is the first time we are here at the European Games. The people in Azerbaijan love Karate and they are very supportive."
Azerbaijan's Irina Zaretska won gold in the women's Kumite -68kg category, leaving the home fans ecstatic. Alisa Theresa Buchinger of Austria took silver and Marina Rakovic the bronze.