WKF NEWS: Qualification system for Karate event at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 now revised

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The qualification system for the Karate event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been revised to include the different contingency plans regarding the celebration of the pending qualifying tournaments.

In coordination with the International Olympic Committee, the update of the qualification system for the Karate competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been now published. Since the coronavirus pandemic continues having an impact on Karate events, it was essential to present different alternatives in the case that the upcoming scheduled tournaments are affected by the epidemic.

As it was previously announced, the Olympic qualifying events which could not be celebrated in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic were moved to the 2021 season. These events are the Karate 1-Premier League Rabat, the EKF Senior Championships, and the Tokyo 2020 Qualification Tournament. Following the postponement of these tournaments, the 2021 Karate 1-Premier League Rabat is now scheduled to take place from April 9 to 11, the 2021 EKF Senior Championships is set to take place in Porec (Croatia) from May 19 to 23, and the Tokyo 2020 Qualification Tournament is slated for June, 11-13 in Paris (France).  

CLICK HERE to go to all the information regarding the updates of the 2021 qualifying events.

Moreover, additional details are being published to provide further information on the qualification pathway by Olympic Standing. As it was communicated in the Karate qualification system for Tokyo 2020, the four highest-ranked athletes per gender and category in the Olympic Standing as of May 2021 will be allocated one quota place. Now, specific information is being shared for clarification especially in terms of the merging categories.

CLICK HERE to go to all the information on the qualification by Olympic Standing and the merging of categories.


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The World Karate Federation is the international governing body of Karate. With 199 national federations and headquarters in Madrid (Spain), the World Karate Federation manages the sport of Karate for its 100 million fans around the world, and it organises Karate events worldwide. To learn more about WKF and its activities, please visit www.wkf.net.


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