Ryo Kiyuna Sets Record With 4th World Kata Title
Fellow Tokyo gold medalist, Spain's Sandra Sanchez, also claimed gold in women's kata. France's Steven Dacosta, who won kumite gold in Tokyo, turned in the most impressive fighting performance of the day capturing the men's 67 kg division sending his opponent, North Macedonia's Emil Pavlov, flying from the ring with a sidekick. Moments later he scored on a sweep/punch combination and then another sweep and punch to seal the victory.
Other winners in men's kumite included Douglas Brose 60 kg, Dastonbek Otabolaev 75 kg, Youssef Badawy 84 kg and Gogita Arkania 84+kg. Women's kumite winners included Miho Miyahara 50 kg, Ahlam Youssef 55 kg, Jovana Preković 61 kg, Irina Zaretska 68 kg and María Torres 68+ kg. American medalists were Trinity Allen who won silver in the women's 55 kg division and Thomas Scott who took bronze in the men's 75 kg class.
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