Olympic karate favorite Ryo Kiyuna contracts coronavirus

More Sports Dec 19, 2020

Olympic karate favorite Ryo Kiyuna contracts coronavirus

Ryo Kiyuna, the favorite to win men's kata gold when karate makes its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games, has contracted the coronavirus, his master said Saturday. The 30-year-old three-time reigning world champion recorded a fever of 38 on Friday morning, Tsuguo Sakumoto said, adding ...

Kata aces Ryo Kiyuna, Kiyou Shimizu strike gold in Paris

More Sports Jan 28, 2019

Kata aces Ryo Kiyuna, Kiyou Shimizu strike gold in Paris

Japan underlined its dominance of the kata discipline at the opening event of the Karate-1 Premier League season on Sunday, with Ryo Kiyuna taking the men's gold and Kiyou Shimizu taking the women's title. Kiyuna, who became the kata world champion for the third consecutive ...

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 ...

Japan sending strong squad to Asian Games

Sports Aug 16, 2018

Japan sending strong squad to Asian Games

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The 18th edition of the Asian Games, the region's biggest sporting extravaganza, will officially begin on Saturday in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. Many of the national teams are dispatching their best squads, considering the fact that the games will be a significant opportunity to test ...

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 ...