第9回南米大会


第9回南米大会日時: 2018年11月10日
場所: ブラジル・サンパウロ州バルエリ
主催者: ブラジル支部

11月10日、第9回南米大会がブラジルのサンパウロ州バルエリにて開催されました。
ブラジル、アルゼンチン、チリ、エクアドル、パラグアイ、ウルグアイからの選手に加え、中米地区のアルバとコスタリカからも選手が参加しました。
また、日本からは石原延支部長が大会に出席し、その人柄や豊富な知識は南米地区および中米地区のメンバーに大変感謝されました。

合計125名の選手が参加した今大会で最も注目を浴びたのは、第12回全世界空手道選手権大会の南米地区代表選手を決定する女子の部でした。
ブラジル支部のジェフィニ・カルヴァルホが優勝し、2007年、2011年、2015年に続き、世界大会への切符を手に入れました。

The 9th South America Karate Shinkyokushin Championship

Date: November 10, 2018
Place: Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Organizer: Brazil Branch

On November 10, the 9th South America Karate Shinkyokushin Championship was held in the city of Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil, with the participation of athletes from Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Athletes from Central America (Aruba and Costa Rica) were also invited.
Branch Chief Tadashi Ishihara from Japan also attended the championship, and his pleasant personality, kindness, and abundant knowledge were very much appreciated by all.

In total, there were 125 athletes competed in the following categories: Team Kata, Individual Kata Male, Individual Kata Female, Kumite Youth Female, Kumite Youth Male, Senior, Male -65kg, Male -75kg, Male -85kg, and Male +85kg.

The main category was the women’s weight class, for it was a selection tournament for the 12th World Open Karate Championship which will be held in Japan in 2019.
Djefini Carvalho from Brazil became a champion of this category.

Djefini Carvalho has already participated in the world championship held in 2007, 2011 and 2015. By maintaining her position as a champion, she again stamps her passport for this mission to represent the South America Region at the 12th World Open Karate Championship.