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Not held in other editions
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Kata, Men

Date 6 August 2021
StatusOlympic
LocationNippon Budokan, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Participants11 from 11 countries

Competitors were divided into two pools with the top three in each pool advancing to the ranking round. The winner of the two ranking round pools competed in the final, with the remaining competitors competing for two bronze medals.

Damián Quintero (ESP) was ranked #1 in the world, followed by Ali Sofuoğlu (TUR) and Ryo Kiyuna (JPN) and all three were competing. In the elimination round pools, Quintero topped pool A, while Kiyuna won pool B, both winning comfortably. The same two competitors won the ranking round pools. In the final itself, the judges considered Kiyuna to be better, defeating Quintero by 1.06 points to become the first Japanese karateka to win a gold medal at the sport. Bronze medals went to Sofuoğlu and Ariel Torres (USA).

PosNrKaratekaNOC
1Ryo KiyunaJPNGold
2Damián QuinteroESPSilver
=3Ali SofuoğluTURBronze
=3Ariel TorresUSABronze
=5Antonio Jose DiazVEN
=5Park Hui-JunKOR
=7Mattia BusatoITA
=7Ilja SmorgunerGER
=9Wang Yi-TaTPE
=9Mohammed Al-MosawiKUW
11Wael ShuebEOR