23rd WKF World Senior Championships, Linz 27-30 October 2016
|Individual kata||Ryo Kiyuna, Japan|
|Team kata||1, Japan 2. France 3. Italy and Spain|
|Kumite -60 kg||Amir Mehdizadeh, Iran|
|Kumite -67 kg||Jordan Thomas, England|
|Kumite -75 kg||Rafael Aghayev, Azerbaijan|
|Team kumite||1. Iran 2. Japan 3. Germany and France|
|Kumite +84 kg||Sajjad Ganjzadeh, Iran|
|Kumite -84 kg||Ryutaro Araga, Japan|
|Individual kata||Kiyou Shimizu, Japan|
|Team kata||1. Japan 2. Spain 3. Italy and Spain|
|Kumite -50 kg||Alexandra Recchia|
|Team kumite||1. France 2. Spain 3. USA and Egypt|
|Kumite -61 kg||Giana Farouk, Egypt|
|Kumite -68 kg||Alisa Buchinger, Austria|
|Kumite +68 kg||Ayumi Uekusa, Japan|
|Kumite -55 kg||Emilie Thouy, France|
Best nation was Japan with 6 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.
The medals for eight best countries.
Facts about the World Championships 2016 in Linz.
118 countries were on site making this World Championships the biggest ever. Most participants in women categories was in kata with 65 contestants and in the men’s categories in kumite -67kg with 90 fighters.
In the women´s team kata was 28 teams and in team kumite 60. For men in team kata was 27 teams and in team kumite 63 teams.
2ND PARA-KARATE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
96 competitors attended in the 2nd Para-Karate World Championships in Linz. They were competing in 3 categories: Wheelchair user, Blind and visually impaired and Intellectually impaired
Text and photo: Leif Almö