Three more Canadian Karateka Qualify for 2019 Pan Am Games
Karate Canada – On Wednesday, March 20th 2019, select members of the Canadian Senior National Team Roster participated in the final continental qualification event for the 2019 Lima Pan Am Games. Karate Canada was represented by a total of 11 athletes; three successfully qualified for Lima, by finishing in the top 2 of their respective divisions. In women’s kata, Canada will be represented by Rita Ngo. In women’s kumite, Kathryn Campbell (-55kg) also earned her spot for the Lima Games, as did Daniel Gaysinsky (+84kg), in men’s kumite.
Mr. Olivier Pineau, Karate Canada Executive Director, noted that ”[Karate Canada] came close to qualifying a few more athletes… But we’re confident in our strong medal potential at these Lima Games, where winners may then have a chance at qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. We’ll be well prepared.” Campbell, Gaysinsky, and Ngo join teammate Haya Jumaa (women’s kumite -61kg), who secured her position for Lima in December 2018 upon placing first at the North America Cup, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The karate portion of the 2019 Pan American Games will take place from August 8th-10th in Lima, Peru.
About Karate Canada:
Karate Canada is a not-for-profit corporation constituted under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act, with the objective of describing and incorporating all activities related to the promotion, organization, regulation and popularization of the sport of karate all over Canada, of protecting the physical and emotional health of athletes, and of promoting the interests of karate throughout Canada. Karate Canada and its 11 members. Provincial and Territorial Associations assemble roughly 16,000 participants nationwide. Furthermore, Karate Canada is a proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, the World Karate
Federation and the Pan American Karate Federation. See more at www.karatecanada.org.