Karate

Facts

Discipline of Karate
Participants 80
NOCs 1
Competitions held 8 (Venues)
Distinct events 14
IF World Karate Federation

Description

Karate is an Oriental martial art that developed primarily on the Japanese island of Okinawa, but quickly spread to China. There are multiple styles and schools of karate but competitive karate is mostly held in the kata and kumite styles. Karate has been held at multiple regional Games and will be on the program of the 2020/21 Tokyo Olympic Games. Karate World Championships have been held since 1970. As a competitive sport, karate is governed by the World Taekwondo Federation, which had 198 member nations as of 2020.

All-time medal table

Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Unknown UNK 3 3 6 12

Youth Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Japan JPN 1 3 0 4
Islamic Republic of Iran IRI 1 0 3 4
Belgium BEL 1 0 0 1
Egypt EGY 1 0 0 1
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA 1 0 0 1
Norway NOR 1 0 0 1
Morocco MAR 0 2 1 3
Russian Federation RUS 0 1 0 1
Great Britain GBR 0 0 1 1
Ireland IRL 0 0 1 1
Italy ITA 0 0 1 1
Kazakhstan KAZ 0 0 1 1
North Macedonia MKD 0 0 1 1
Serbia SRB 0 0 1 1
Turkey TUR 0 0 1 1
Uzbekistan UZB 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Unknown Athlete UNK 1 0 0 1
Unknown Referee UNK 1 0 0 1
Unknown Athlete UNK 1 0 0 1
Unknown Athlete UNK 0 1 0 1
Unknown Referee UNK 0 1 0 1
Unknown Athlete UNK 0 1 0 1
Unknown Athlete UNK 0 0 1 1
Unknown Athlete UNK 0 0 1 1
Unknown Referee UNK 0 0 1 1
Unknown Referee UNK 0 0 1 1
Unknown Athlete UNK 0 0 1 1
Unknown Athlete UNK 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Quentin Mahauden BEL 1 0 0 1
Navid Mohammadi IRI 1 0 0 1
Mohammed Al-Assiri KSA 1 0 0 1
Yasmin Nasr Elgewily EGY 1 0 0 1
Kokoro Sakaji JPN 1 0 0 1
Annika Sælid NOR 1 0 0 1
Masaki Yamaoka JPN 0 1 0 1
Nabil Ech-Chaabi MAR 0 1 0 1
Yassine Sekouri MAR 0 1 0 1
Sakura Sawashima JPN 0 1 0 1
Rinka Tahata JPN 0 1 0 1
Anna Chernyshova RUS 0 1 0 1

Event types

Name Gender Still contested? Times held?
Kata Men 1
Kumite, ≤67 kg Men 1
Kumite, ≤75 kg Men 1
Kumite, >75 kg Men 1
Kata Women 1
Kumite, ≤55 kg Women 1
Kumite, ≤61 kg Women 1
Kumite, >61 kg Women 1
Kumite, ≤61 kilograms Boys 1
Kumite, ≤68 kilograms Boys 1
Kumite, >68 kilograms Boys 1
Kumite, ≤53 kilograms Girls 1
Kumite, ≤59 kilograms Girls 1
Kumite, >59 kilograms Girls 1