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Japan Dominate Karate With One Gold and Two Silver Medals at Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. Egypt and Saudi Arabia Take Other Golds

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: JAPAN DOMINATE KARATE WITH ONE GOLD AND TWO SILVER MEDALS AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018. EGYPT AND SAUDI ARABIA TAKE OTHER GOLDS

DATE: 17 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Japanese, Egyptian, Arabic

 

STORY SCRIPT:

Japan dominated the first day of finals in the Karate at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, picking up a gold and two silver medals.

Their first gold came in the women’s Kumite -59Kg category, where Kokoro Sakaji beat Russia’s Anna Chernysheva 3-0.

In the women’s Kumite -53Kg Egypt’s Yasmin Nasr Elgewily beat Rinka Tahata of Japan 2-1.

In the men’s Kumite -61Kg Mohammed Ayed Al Assiri of Saudi Arabia beat Japan’s beat Masaki Yamaoka 8-0.

The final three Karate categories will be decided on Thursday, the final day of the Games.

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