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Karate team selfie with their coach after taking a bronze medal at the Karate 1 Premier League-Tokyo 2019. Photo facebook Hoang Ngan

The female kata (performance) team beat Malaysia in the third-place match at the Nippon Budokan indoor arena in Tokyo.

The host teams won gold and silver at the event, the Karate 1 Premier League-Tokyo 2019.

Vietnam’s winning team consisted of Nguyen Thi Phuong, Luu Thi Thu Uyen and Le Thi Khanh Ly.


Phuong of Vietnam also took part in the competition for women’s individual kata but did not succeed. She finished at 29th place.

The Karate1-Premier League is one of the most important league events in the world. It comprises of seven legs organised in different cities.

The Tokyo tournament is the fifth. The next leg will be in Moscow, Russia, on October 4-6.