The CAKO Women Eliminatory and Honduras Men Eliminatory for the 12th World Karate Championship


The CAKO Women Eliminatory and Honduras Men Eliminatory for the 12th World Karate ChampionshipDate: March 16, 2019
Place: UNITEC University Multi Sport Arena, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Organizer: Honduras Branch

Honduras hosted the fighters eliminatory for the upcoming World Open Championship to be held in Tokyo next November. For the Women category were selected CAKO´s two (2) competitors and one (1) for the Men category. Fighters fought fiercely and fairly for the chance to represent the area in the most prestigious Karate event in the world.
In the Women category the winner was Reina Montoya, who was using strong strikes and steady pace, and overcame all much bigger opponents. In the Men event, Carlos Ortiz got the first place.

In addition to the World Eliminatory events, children, youth and Kata categories were celebrated. Participants from other full contact karate organizations, Costa Rica and a competitor representing Guatemala for the first time competed.
The Japan Embassy Cultural Affairs Secretary, Tatsuya Sakai attended as honor guest and participated in the prize winners award ceremony.
The results are as follows