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Astana, Kazakhstan • 26 July, 2023 | 10:34

National Karate Team Triumphs at AKF Senior Championships in Melaka

With eleven medals, Team Kazakhstan surpassed Japan and Iran

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Asian Karate Federation
Asian Karate Federation

Kazakhstan’s national karate team topped the overall standings at the 2023 AKF Senior Championships in Melaka, QazMonitor reports citing the sport and physical education committee.

The 19th edition of the Asian Karate Federation Senior Championships took place in the Malaysian city of Melaka from July 21st to 23rd and attracted over 400 martial artists from 31 countries across the continent. The national team of Kazakhstan comprised 19 karatekas.

With a remarkable performance, the Kazakh team secured eleven medals in total, including three gold, four silver, and four bronze medals, surpassing Japan and Iran, who earned eight and twelve medals, respectively.

The following athletes from Kazakhstan won the prestigious awards:

  • Sofia Berultseva – Gold medal

  • Nurkanat Azhikanov –Gold medal

  • Kaisar Alpysbay – Gold medal

  • Didar Amirali – Silver medal

  • Moldir Zhanbyrbay – Silver medal

  • Gulmira Usenova – Silver medal

  • All-Team Kumite – Silver medal

  • Zholaman Bigabyl – Bronze medal

  • Liya Koshkarbayeva – Bronze medal

  • Abylay Toltay – Bronze medal

  • Daniyar Yuldashev – Bronze medal

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