Home » Timing Error and Prolonged Protests Overshadow Day Two of Karate World Championships
Egypt Featured News Sports

Timing Error and Prolonged Protests Overshadow Day Two of Karate World Championships


The headlines could have belonged to Hungary’s Gábor Hárspataki having guaranteed the host nation’s first medal after reaching the men’s under-75 kilogram final.

But the day ended with an almost empty Papp László Budapest Sports Arena after vehement protests from the Turkish delegation led to a delay in the completion of the women’s under-50kg category.

The Turkish team have accused Venezuela of a rules breach after claiming that the trainer of Yorgelis Salazar had already coached the Montenegrin team.

Remonstrations with officials continued long after Salazar’s contentious quarter-final victory over Serap Özçelik as Turkey called for the competition to be postponed until tomorrow.

Salazar went on to play in the last four where she was convincingly defeated by Moldir Zhangbyrbay of Kazakhstan while Turkey refused to back down in opposition of the controversial decision.

Zhangbyrbay secured a showdown with Italy’s Erminia Perfetto who defeated China’s Li Ranran 7-5 in the other semi-final.

Almost all the spectators had left the stadium when the delayed repechage matches were finally completed.

There was also controversy in the women’s under-55kg division as Ukraine’s Anzhelika Terliuga booked her place in the final only for the result to be scrubbed off following a successful appeal by Bulgaria.

Terliuga had secured a 14-11 victory over Ivet Goranova in a thrilling semi-final, appearing to gain revenge after losing to the Bulgarian in the Olympic final at Tokyo 2020.

However, the match was forced to be replayed from when Goranova was 5-4 up with 77 seconds remaining after Bulgaria won their appeal over timing issues.

It was found that at that point in the semi-finals, officials had failed to put the time back on 30 seconds after a stoppage was ended.

After being given a second chance, Goranova then seized her opportunity, completing a 6-4 triumph.

Turkey’s Tuba Yakan, the four-time European champion, will be Goranova’s opponent in the final after she defeated Venezuela’s Barbara Perez.

It was a jam-packed day with six kumite categories played across six tatami in just shy of 11 hours of play.

Hárspataki, the Olympic bronze medallist, has boosted Hungary’s hopes of a home gold medal after making the world final for the first time.

The Hungarian scored an ippon with three seconds left to beat Hamza Turulja of Bosnia and Herzegovina in a dramatic semi-final.

Top seed Abdalla Abdelaziz is expected to present a big challenge for Hárspataki after the Egyptian cruised to victory over Ukraine’s Andrii Zaplitnyi.

France’s Olympic champion Steven Da Costa remains on track to win his third successive men’s under-67kg world crown.

After struggling in his opening bout, the Frenchman got better with every round before overcoming Kazakhstan’s Didiar Amirali in the last four.

Montenegro’s Nenad Dulovic will meet Da Costa after clinching a place in the final courtesy of a win over Germany’s Muhammed Oezdemier.

Turkey’s Fatma Naz Yenen and Gong Li of China will go head-to-head for the women’s under-61kg title.

The semi-finals saw Yenen brush aside Egypt’s Noursin Aly and newly-crowned Asian Games champion Gong edge France’s Laura Sivert.

Christos-Stefanos Xenos of Greece stunned Turkey’s Olympic silver medallist and double European champion Eray Samdan to make the men’s under-60kg final.

He has been rewarded with a showdown against Kazakhstan’s Kaisar Alpysbay who overcame Italy’s Angelo Crescenzo.

Competition is due to continue tomorrow.

Source: Insidethegames

Instagram

Instagram has returned empty data. Please authorize your Instagram account in the plugin settings .

Advertisement

Advertisement Small

Flickr

  • Arrosticini (Pastorie)
  • Sinagoga
  • Salumi
  • Ange (detail) - Jugement dernier (13ème s.) Basilica di S. Cecilia in Trastevere
  • A cappella
  • WeGil
  • Post-Tar
  • Merulana
  • Tram 19

ThemeForest

Collaboratively harness market-driven processes whereas resource-leveling internal or "organic" sources. Competently formulate.

Calendar

May 2024
M T W T F S S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

RSS Meks Blog

  • 10 Best Knowledge Base & Wiki WordPress Themes 2021 September 15, 2021
    Running a successful online business requires an exceptional WordPress knowledge base theme that organizes documentation and helps customers. Customization options, intuitive navigation, unique layouts, and fast responsiveness are just some of the features you need. The following 10 WordPress wiki themes represent the best options for 2021 and beyond. Explore the full range to determine […]
    Dusan Milovanovic
  • How to increase WordPress Memory Limit (quick fixes) June 16, 2021
    Here is a post about how to increase the memory limit in WordPress. Allowed memory size exhausted error message showed up in your WordPress installation? No worries – this is one of the most common errors in WordPress. You can apply an easy fix by increasing the memory limit in your PHP. Table of Contents […]
    Dusan Milovanovic
  • How to use (and why) WordPress sitemap plugin March 1, 2021
    Did you know that by knowing how to use the WordPress sitemap plugin you can significantly improve your site’s visibility and traffic? Although it isn’t mandatory to have a sitemap on your site, having one significantly improves the site’s quality, crawlability and indexing. All this is important for better optimization, which is why we wanted […]
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • 22 free and premium podcast software for your show [2021 edition] January 18, 2021
    You’re determined to start or improve your podcast but don’t know which podcast software to use to really make it stand out? We’ve got you! #podcasting Top 22 free and premium podcast software for your show #WordPressTips #podcasting The post 22 free and premium podcast software for your show [2021 edition] appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • Digital storytelling with WordPress – an all-in-one guide to make your web stories pop! November 23, 2020
    Wondering how to improve digital storytelling with WordPress and build more awareness and exposure of your business? Let our guide lead the way. The post Digital storytelling with WordPress – an all-in-one guide to make your web stories pop! appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • How to use WordPress autoposting plugin to improve your visibility and SEO? September 10, 2020
    Did you know you can use the WordPress autoposting plugin for your content efforts and improve not only your time management but your business and visibility as well? The post How to use WordPress autoposting plugin to improve your visibility and SEO? appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • How to create a personal branding site? Step-by-step DIY guide August 15, 2020
    Looking for ways and means to create a personal branding site? Well, look no further ’cause we’re giving away all the how-to’s to do it yourselves! The post How to create a personal branding site? Step-by-step DIY guide appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • Top 15 WordPress content plugins and tools to improve your visibility and rankings July 16, 2020
    Let’s take a look at some of the must-have WordPress content plugins and tools to use to improve both your UX and rankings. The post Top 15 WordPress content plugins and tools to improve your visibility and rankings appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • WCEU 2020 recap – key takeaways from the biggest online WordPress conference June 9, 2020
    Missed WCEU 2020 and all the exciting stuff from there? Here are all the key takeaways and main points to remember so, take notes! The post WCEU 2020 recap – key takeaways from the biggest online WordPress conference appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic
  • How to change the WordPress username? An easy step-by-step guide May 14, 2020
    Wondering how can you change WordPress username once you set up your blog or site? Read all about it in our helpful guide! The post How to change the WordPress username? An easy step-by-step guide appeared first on Meks.
    Ivana Cirkovic

Text

Distinctively utilize long-term high-impact total linkage whereas high-payoff experiences. Appropriately communicate 24/365.