Karate: Final Quota Places Announced as Karate set to make Olympic Debut

The tripartite commission has awarded the quotas for karate. Originally, four quotas (two men and two women) were to be awarded in the events which did not award two continental quotas. This ended up being two men’s kata, one women’s kata and one women’s -61kg quota.

Only two quotas were awarded by the tripartite commission. Kuwait’s Sayed Mohammed Almosawi was given a spot to compete in men’s kata while North Macedonia’s Puleksenija Jovanoska will compete in the women’s kata.

The other two quotas were reallocated to the highest ranked eligible athlete in the Olympic Standings, specifically, Germany’s Ilja Smorguner (men’s kata) and France’s Leila Heurtault (women’s -61kg).

This concludes the qualification process for karate. All that remains is for all nations to accept their quotas.

Qualified Nations

Men’s Kata
* Kuwait
* Germany

Women’s Kata
* North Macedonia

Women’s -61kg
* France

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