WKF Brings Karate 1 Premier League To Dubai
Following last week’s event in Italy, the World Karate Federation makes its way to Dubai for the third edition of the Dubai Open, featuring over 600 competitors from 74 countries.
And after they showcased their skills netting four gold medals in their home country, Italy brings the largest delegation to the Dubai Open with 39 athletes looking to earn gold. They join Iran (37) and Turkey (36) as the largest delegations coming to the Al-wasal club beginning Friday.
Iran looking to match their marks to last year in the medal count, as they walked away with three gold medals and an event best 7 overall. And with Grand winner/World champion Sajad Ganzjadeh and world champion Amir Mehdizadeh on the Iranian team, one would say they have a god shot of matching their marks from a year ago.
Japan is also looking to push their momentum following Paris and Guadalajara, with not only returning gold medalists Kiyou Shimizu and Miho Miyahara, but three world champions and two grand winners acting as the heavy hitters to keep an eye on in Dubai.