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 ...