Cairo, September 4, WAM / The activities of the “Karate 1 World League” kicked off yesterday at Cairo Stadium in the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt, and its competitions will last for three days, in a new round of the “Premier League Karate 1” championship, with the participation of 247 male and female players from 50 countries who represent the elite players Karate in the world.
The UAE national team is represented in this global challenge by Marwan Al Mazmi in the kata competition, and Ahmed Salem Basalib in the 67 kg kumite competition, while the international referee Jaber Al Zaabi is participating in the judging of the championship fights.
The tournament will be attended by the Spaniard Antonio Spinos, President of the International Karate Federation, and his First Vice President, Major General Nasser Abdul Razzaq Al-Razouki, President of the UAE and Asian Federations, Mohamed Al-Dahrawi, President of the Egyptian Karate Federation, Bashir Al-Sharif, Vice President of the International Federation and President of the Mediterranean Federation, and Dr. Ibrahim Al-Qannas, President of the Arab Federation, member of the office. Executive Director of the International Federation, Engineer Hamid Shams, Secretary General of the Arab Federation, Assistant Secretary of the Emirates Karate Federation and Hossam Ajour, Vice President of the Egyptian Federation and Director of the Tournament.
The competitions have a strong Arab presence, along with the UAE and host Egypt, as well as top-ranked players from Jordan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Antonio Spinos and his first deputy, Major General Nasser Abdel-Razzaq Al-Razouki, held a meeting with Mohamed El-Dahrawi, President of the Egyptian Karate Federation, and Hussam Ajour, Vice-President of the Egyptian Federation, director of the tournament.
The President of the International Federation expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Egyptian Karate Federation for hosting and praised the good organization of the tournament, and discussions were held about the possibility of assigning the World Junior and Youth Championship in 2024 to Egypt.
The stars of the UAE national team started the challenge journey on the first day, with the participation of the player Ahmed Salem Basalib in the kumite competition under 67 kg, and after a strong performance, he lost his match by the decision of weighting after a tie with the Egyptian champion and the referees resorted to voting, while the player Marwan Al Mazmi participates in the kata competition.