Japan Karate Federation to redo Olympic qualification in two classes

More Sports May 22, 2020

Japan Karate Federation to redo Olympic qualification in two classes

The Japan Karate Federation's head of development said Thursday he will instruct the governing body to "redo" Olympic qualification for two kumite weight classes following a decision by the sport's international governing body. The World Karate Federation on Wednesday outlined a revised qualification system for ...

Ayumi Uekusa earns Olympic spot in over-61-kg kumite

More Sports Mar 1, 2020

Ayumi Uekusa earns Olympic spot in over-61-kg kumite

Ayumi Uekusa qualified for Japan's Tokyo Olympic team Saturday after a quarterfinal berth in the women's over-68-kg kumite at the Karate 1-Premier League Salzburg. Despite losing her quarterfinal against Germany's Charlotte Grimm, Uekusa moved far enough ahead of her nearest competition in the Olympic rankings ...

Miho Miyahara punches ticket to 2020 Olympics

More Sports Feb 29, 2020

Miho Miyahara punches ticket to 2020 Olympics

Miho Miyahara earned a spot on the Japan national karate team on the opening day of the Karate 1-Premier League Salzburg, one of the last chances to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, on Friday. By meeting the qualification criteria set by the Japan Karatedo ...