The Grand Winners of the 2016 Karate 1-Premier League have been revealed after the conclusion of the last event of the season held this past weekend in Okinawa (Japan). As the top international Karate league competition came to an end in the birth nation of this discipline, the biggest heroes of the year were announced thus recognizing the excellence, the perseverance and the remarkable triumphs of the most successful and consistent Karatekas of the memorable season.
Karate Star Damian Quintero leads the list of 12 heroes who prevailed in the ranking of each one of the different Kata and Kumite categories, and who participated in at least five events this year. Ukraine with three Grand Winners and Saudi Arabia with two Grand Winners dominate the list by nation.
These are the 12 Grand Winners of 2016 Karate 1-Premier League:
- Male Kata: Damian Quintero (ESP)
- Male Kumite -60kg: Emad Al Malki (KSA)
- Male Kumite -67kg: Vinicius Rezende Figueira (BRA)
- Male Kumite -75kg: Majed Alkhalifah (KSA)
- Male Kumite -84kg: Valerii Chobotar (UKR)
- Male Kumite +84kg: Morgan Moss (RSA)
- Female Kata: Terryana D'Onofrio (ITA)
- Female Kumite -50kg: Kateryna Kryva (UKR)
- Female Kumite -55kg: Syakilla Salni Jeffry Krishnan (MAS)
- Female Kumite -61kg: Ingrida Suchankova (SVK)
- Female Kumite -68: Elena Quirici (SUI)
- Female Kumite +68kg: Anastasiya Stepashko (UKR)