Philippines’ Junna Tsukii claims 2nd gold in World Karate Premier League

Junna Tsukii World Karate Premier League
Filipino-Japanese karateka Junna Tsukii claimed her second gold-medal finish in the Karate 1 Premier League in Cairo, Egypt. Photo from Junna Tsukii FB.

The Philippines’ karate champion Junna Tsukii has won her second gold medal of the season in the Karate 1 Premier League in Cairo, Egypt.

Tsukii defeated hometown bet Areeg Rashed, 2-1, in the finals of the female kumite -55kg event held on September 5, 2021.

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In the preliminaries, the Filipino-Japanese karateka ousted foes Yorgelis Salazar of Venezuela and Aleksandra Grujic of Austria en route to a gold podium finish.

The 29-year-old national athlete claimed her first-ever gold in the Karate 1 Premier League in Lisbon, Portugal in May.

The Karate 1 Premier League is the most important league event in the world of karate.

The next leg of the tournament series is slated in Moscow from October 1 to 3.

Junna Tsukii is currently at the 7th rank overall in the Kumite -50kg division in the latest World Karate Federations (WKF) ranking.

Tsukii has also won gold medals from the Invitational Championships and the 2021 Golden Belt Tournament, both held in Serbia.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to the Philippines’ karate champion Junna Tsukii for winning her second gold medal of the season in the Karate 1 Premier League in Cairo, Egypt.

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