Azerbaijani karate fighters vie for medals at Paris Open

Baku, January 22, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani karate fighters are competing at the international Karate1 Premier League Paris 2016 in France.

The tournament brings together 985 athletes registered from 75 countries, among which the top karate fighters of the world.

The Paris Open was one of the first events to join the Premier League, and has since this time become very popular as a starting point of the season. This year, the tournament starts an intensive year with 10x karate1, the 23rd World Senior Championships (Linz, Austria - 25-30 October 2016) and various world events (World Cup).

Many of world top athletes, such as Aghayev Rafael (Azerbaijan), Kiyou Shimizu (Japan), Douglas Brose (Brazil), Enes Erkan (Turkey), Luigi Busa (Italy), Serap Ozcelik (Turkey), Achraf Ouchen (Morocco), Alizee Agier (France), Sara Cardin (Italy) also a number of world medalists will also be present.

All those competitors are ready to propose a competition of an outstanding level. The most contested categories will be Kata individual male with 134 athletes from 42 nations and kumite male -67kg with 127 fighters from 42 nations.

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