Not held in other editions
| Event type

Kumite, ≤67 kg, Men

Date 5 August 2021
LocationNippon Budokan, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Participants11 from 11 countries

Competitors were divided into two round-robin pools with the top two competitors advancing to semi-finals and final. The top two in the 67 kg world rankings were Steven da Costa (FRA) and Ali El-Sawy (EGY).

In pool A, El-Sawy struggled, winning just one of his four bouts. The winner of all four pool contests was Darkhan Assadilov (KAZ), with Eray Şamdan (TUR) finishing second, as both of these karateka normally competed in the under 60 kg class. Da Costa had a tentative start in pool B, losing his second pool match to Abdel Rahman Al-Masatfa (JOR), who would eventually finish with the bronze medal.

Da Costa won his semi-final against Assadilov after going behind early on a waza-ari. However Da Costa recovered with an ippon and waza-ari to record a 5-2 victory. The second semi-final was a much closer contest with Şamdan winning against Al-Masatfa with two yukos for a 2-0 victory. The final saw Da Costa go ahead of Şamdan with a waza-ari and an ippon in the closing seconds to allow Da Costa to win by 5-0 and become the first male Olympic champion at Karate.

1Steven Da CostaFRAGold
2Eray ŞamdanTURSilver
=3Darkhan AsadilovKAZBronze
=3Abdel Rahman Al-MasatfaJORBronze
=5Hamoon DerafshipourEOR
=5Ali El-SawyEGY
=7Kalvis KalniņšLAT
=7Naoto SagoJPN
=9Andrés MaderaVEN
=9Firdovsi FərzəliyevAZE
DNFAngelo CrescenzoITA

Round One

Date5 August 2021 — 12:20
FormatRound-robin pools. Top two karateka advance to the semi-finals.

Pool A

1Darkhan AsadilovKAZ400818-53-13-23-0Q
2Eray ŞamdanTUR301615-98-42-11-1Q
3Ali El-SawyEGY10326-113-70-21-0
4Naoto SagoJPN10325-93-41-10-1
5Firdovsi FərzəliyevAZE10324-142-31-10-3
Bout #105 Aug 12:20Eray ŞamdanTURPointsFirdovsi FərzəliyevAZE
Bout #205 Aug 12:27Naoto SagoJPNPointsAli El-SawyEGY
Bout #305 Aug 12:48Darkhan AsadilovKAZPointsEray ŞamdanTUR
Bout #405 Aug 12:55Eray ŞamdanTURPointsAli El-SawyEGY
Bout #505 Aug 13:16Firdovsi FərzəliyevAZEPointsNaoto SagoJPN
Bout #605 Aug 13:23Darkhan AsadilovKAZPointsFirdovsi FərzəliyevAZE
Bout #705 Aug 13:44Darkhan AsadilovKAZPointsNaoto SagoJPN
Bout #805 Aug 13:51Ali El-SawyEGYPointsFirdovsi FərzəliyevAZE
Bout #905 Aug 14:12Eray ŞamdanTURPointsNaoto SagoJPN
Bout #1005 Aug 14:19Darkhan AsadilovKAZPointsAli El-SawyEGY

Pool B

1Abdel Rahman Al-MasatfaJOR400822-84-60-16-0Q
2Steven Da CostaFRA301621-97-34-02-2Q
3Hamoon DerafshipourEOR102414-1312-81-10-1
4Kalvis KalniņšLAT103212-2612-120-10-4
5Andrés MaderaVEN00406-196-120-20-1
DNFAngelo CrescenzoITA–-––-––-––-–
Bout #105 Aug 12:34Abdel Rahman Al-MasatfaJORPointsKalvis KalniņšLAT
Bout #205 Aug 12:41Steven Da CostaFRAPointsHamoon DerafshipourEOR
Bout #305 Aug 13:02Andrés MaderaVENPointsAngelo CrescenzoITA
Bout #405 Aug 13:09Abdel Rahman Al-MasatfaJORPointsSteven Da CostaFRA
Bout #505 Aug 13:30Kalvis KalniņšLATPointsAndrés MaderaVEN
Bout #605 Aug 13:37Hamoon DerafshipourEORPointsAndrés MaderaVEN
Bout #705 Aug 13:58Steven Da CostaFRAPointsKalvis KalniņšLAT
Bout #805 Aug 14:05Steven Da CostaFRAPointsAndrés MaderaVEN
Bout #905 Aug 14:26Abdel Rahman Al-MasatfaJORPointsHamoon DerafshipourEOR
Bout #1005 Aug 14:33Abdel Rahman Al-MasatfaJORPointsAndrés MaderaVEN
Bout #1105 Aug 14:33Kalvis KalniņšLATPointsHamoon DerafshipourEOR


Date5 August 2021 — 20:05
Bout #105 Aug 20:05Steven Da CostaFRAPointsDarkhan AsadilovKAZ
Bout #205 Aug 20:13Eray ŞamdanTURPointsAbdel Rahman Al-MasatfaJOR

Final Round

Date5 August 2021 — 20:40
Bout 1/205 Aug 20:40Steven Da CostaFRAPointsEray ŞamdanTUR