The Spanish teams male and female of katas have conquered the silver medal in the World Championship of karate, which is held in the WiZink Center in Madrid, after giving in the final against the Japanese team, and allow Spain to add six medals in the appointment.
Thus, the team formed by Fran Salazar, Pepe Carbonell and Sergio Galán, who last May was proclaimed European champion for the second year in a row, jumped into the tatami of Madrid to be measured with the team consisting of Arata Kinjo, Takuya Uemura and Ryo Kiyuna , three consecutive world champion after winning gold on Saturday against Spanish Damián Quintero.
The Spaniards executed the Anan kata before performing the bunkai, the application to combat of the techniques extracted from the kata, which received an ovation from the WiZink Center. Meanwhile, the Japanese, who started with the kata Anan Dai, were also rewarded by the public of the capital of Spain before receiving the incontestable 5-0 of the judges.
In this way, the Spanish team improves the bronze won in the World Cup two years ago in Linz (Austria), in a competition in which Carbonell and Salazar were together with Quintero.
On the other hand, Lidia Rodríguez, Raquel Roy and Marta García, who in the European Championship hung the silver, repeated metal in the final against an unbeatable Japan. The women's team opted for the Paiku kata, that it could not with the Unsu of the Japanese, that the victory was guaranteed with the unanimity of the judges (5-0).
With this, the Spanish revalidate the silver medal conquered by the team formed by Gema Morales, Margarita Morata and Paula Rodríguez two years ago in Linz, where Japan also won.
Six metals in the medal table
With the two metals of this Sunday, Spain already adds six in the medal table of the appointment, next to the gold of Sandra Sanchez in the modality of kata; the silver of Damien Quintero, also in kata; and the bronzes of the Spanish team of kumite and Babacar Seck in kumite +84 kg.
Further, in para-karate, he grabbed the podium in the category of intellectual disability. Gold for males went to Antonio Gutiérrez, silver for Victor Manuel Prieto and bronze was awarded to Carlos Huertas.