2008 World Karate Championships

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2008 World Karate Championships
2008 World Karate Championships logo.png
Host city Japan Tokyo, Japan
Dates November 13–16
Main venue Nippon Budokan
2006 2010  >

The 2008 World Karate Championships are the 19th edition of the World Karate Championships, and were held in Tokyo, Japan from November 13 to November 16, 2008.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual kata  Luca Valdesi
Italy (ITA)
 Antonio Díaz
Venezuela (VEN)
 Vu Duc Minh Dack
France (FRA)
 Mustafa Ibrahim
Egypt (EGY)
Team kata  France  Japan  Peru
 Italy
Kumite −60 kg  Danil Domdjoni
Croatia (CRO)
 Darkhan Assadilov
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
 Hossein Rouhani
Iran (IRI)
 Douglas Brose
Brazil (BRA)
Kumite −65 kg  George Kotaka
United States (USA)
 Ádám Kovács
Hungary (HUN)
 William Rolle
France (FRA)
 Takuro Nihei
Japan (JPN)
Kumite −70 kg  Rafael Aghayev
Azerbaijan (AZE)
 Tamer Abdelraouf
Egypt (EGY)
 Saeed Baghbani
Canada (CAN)
 Shinji Nagaki
Japan (JPN)
Kumite −75 kg  David Dubó
Chile (CHI)
 Müslüm Baştürk
Turkey (TUR)
 Mohamed Abdelrahman
Egypt (EGY)
 Ko Matsuhisa
Japan (JPN)
Kumite −80 kg  Satoshi Ibuchi
Japan (JPN)
 Islamutdin Eldarushev
Russia (RUS)
 Hany Shakr
Egypt (EGY)
 Alibek Prenov
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
Kumite +80 kg  Stefano Maniscalco
Italy (ITA)
 Ibrahim Gary
France (FRA)
 Calum Robb
Scotland (SCO)
 Jonathan Horne
Germany (GER)
Kumite open  Rafael Aghayev
Azerbaijan (AZE)
 Spyridon Margaritopoulos
Greece (GRE)
 Stefano Maniscalco
Italy (ITA)
 Gogita Arkania
Georgia (GEO)
Team kumite  Turkey  Serbia  Egypt
 Spain

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual kata  Nguyễn Hoàng Ngân
Vietnam (VIE)
 Sara Battaglia
Italy (ITA)
 Kasuga Wakabayashi
Japan (JPN)
 Marija Madžarević
Serbia (SRB)
Team kata  Japan  France  Italy
 Spain
Kumite −53 kg  Natsuki Fujiwara
Japan (JPN)
 Kora Knühmann
Germany (GER)
 Gülderen Çelik
Turkey (TUR)
 Elena Ponomareva
Russia (RUS)
Kumite −60 kg  Maria Sobol
Russia (RUS)
 Nassim Varasteh
Canada (CAN)
 Katarina Strika
Serbia (SRB)
 Vildan Doğan
Turkey (TUR)
Kumite +60 kg  Tiffany Fanjat
France (FRA)
 Elisa Au-Fonseca
United States (USA)
 Evgenia Podborodnikova
Russia (RUS)
 Cristina Feo
Spain (ESP)
Kumite open  Yuka Sato
Japan (JPN)
 Gloria Casanova
Spain (ESP)
 Ema Aničić
Croatia (CRO)
 Eva Tulejová-Medveďová
Slovakia (SVK)
Team kumite  Germany  Spain  Italy
 France

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 4 1 4 9
2  France 2 2 3 7
3  Italy 2 1 4 7
4  Azerbaijan 2 0 0 2
5  Russia 1 1 2 4
 Turkey 1 1 2 4
7  Germany 1 1 1 3
8  United States 1 1 0 2
9  Croatia 1 0 1 2
10  Chile 1 0 0 1
 Vietnam 1 0 0 1
12  Spain 0 2 3 5
13  Egypt 0 1 4 5
14  Serbia 0 1 2 3
15  Canada 0 1 1 2
 Kazakhstan 0 1 1 2
17  Greece 0 1 0 1
 Hungary 0 1 0 1
 Venezuela 0 1 0 1
20  Brazil 0 0 1 1
 Georgia 0 0 1 1
 Iran 0 0 1 1
 Peru 0 0 1 1
 Scotland 0 0 1 1
 Slovakia 0 0 1 1
Total 17 17 34 68

Participating nations[edit]

888 athletes from 97 nations competed.

References[edit]

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