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9th FISU World University Karate Championship

Bar, Montenegro, will be the host of the 9th FISU World University karate Championship from June 19th till 22nd. In terms of participation, this edition confirms the interest of karatekas for this competition since 319 athletes from 47 countries have already registered. In comparison, the latest edition (in Bratislava) gathered 43 countries from the five continents, with 191 male and 138 female athletes.

This event is part of FISU’s programme featuring 24 World University Championships in 2014. Back in 2012, these championships were a great success and gathered 4,384 student athletes.
Since their beginning in 1962, the World University Championships have been organized under the auspices of FISU in 53 countries across the 5 continents, and they have gathered over 59,000 participants. There is no doubt that, in terms of number of participants, the 60,000 mark will be passed in 2014, making it a historic year for international university sport.

The championships provide a large number of students, teachers and sports leaders from various backgrounds with a place to meet and share their experiences and ideas. The success of the championships has regularly increased over time. The aim is to retain the spirit of play and encourage the development of an open and curious mind among university athletes.

Competition schedule:
June 19 – Thursday : Male Individual Kata / Male Individual Kumite +84kg / Female Individual Kata / Female Individual Kumite +68kg / Opening Ceremony
June 20 – Friday: Male Individual Kumite -75kg & -84kg / Female Individual Kumite -61kg, -68kg
June 21 – Saturday: Individual Male Kumite -60kg & -67kg / Female Individual Kumite -50kg & -55kg
June 22 – Sunday: Team Kata Male and Female / Team Kumite Male & Female

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