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Kalvis kalnins to Tokyo 2020

The Olympic Qualification to Tokyo is now almost completed, Twenty-four athletes earned their tickets to Tokyo at the Karate 2020 Qualification tournament from 11-13 June, with 12 additional continental places then allocated upon completion of the Paris event. From the Nordic countries, Latvia will be the only country representing at the games in August. We send our warmest congratulations to Kalvis Kalnins who will be competing in Kumite – 67 kg as one av the additional continental places. Kalvis recently also secured the silver medal at the European Championships in Porec. Picture is from the last European Games 2019, where he took the gold.

In total, 82 karateka (40 women and 42 men) will compete at Tokyo 2020 – 61 in kumite and 21 in kata. Those already qualified represent 34 different countries, testament to the sport’s global popularity. Karate’s Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 is scheduled for 5-7 August 2021 at the iconic Nippon Budokan, with medals being awarded on each competition day.

The final four Olympic berths will be allocated through Tripartite Commission invitation places and will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

Athletes earned their tickets to Tokyo

40 karateka who had already qualified for Tokyo

TOKYO 2020 – QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT – PARIS Results

Videos Karate 2020 Qualification tournament

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