Ryo Kiyuna wins third consecutive karate gold at worlds

More Sports Nov 11, 2018

Ryo Kiyuna wins third consecutive karate gold at worlds

Karateka Ryo Kiyuna clinched his third consecutive world crown in the kata division for men at the world championships in Madrid on Saturday. All flags went Kiyuna's way in the final at the WiZink Center sports hall, giving him a 5-0 victory over Spain's Damian ...

Karate hoping to make mark at Tokyo Games

More Sports Dec 11, 2017

Karate hoping to make mark at Tokyo Games

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With its practitioners numbering over 130 million around the world and nearly 200 nations having become members of its international governing body, karate has become more of a global sport than Japan's own, traditional martial art. Yet men's kata champion Ryo Kiyuna insists the atmosphere ...

More Sports Jul 26, 2017

Kiyuna, Shimizu win gold in karate kata at World Games

Reigning world champions Ryo Kiyuna and Kiyou Shimizu won gold in the karate kata division for men and women, respectively, at the World Games on Tuesday. All flags went Kiyuna's way for the fifth time of the day in the final at the Gem Sport ...

Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Olympics Jun 2, 2016

Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Five sports, including baseball, skateboarding and surfing, are set to feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the IOC on Wednesday recommended them to attract a younger audience and boost local support for the games. The International Olympic Committee must now rubber-stamp the inclusion of ...