Nicaragua, host country of the twenty-third Central American and Caribbean Karate Do Championship, will bring together 16 countries that will participate in different categories

Nicaragua inaugurated the Karate Do Championship

The twenty-third Central American and Caribbean Karate Do Championship takes place in Nicaragua with the participation of 16 countries, competing in various categories, for 8 days, at the España Sports Center.

The Central American and Caribbean Karate Confederation (CCCK), highlighted that Enrique Armas, vice mayor of the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, assured that the relevance of the event in bringing together hundreds of competitors, thus becoming the one with the largest participation in Nicaragua, reflects the recognition that the country has obtained as an organizer of large-scale sporting events.

The opening ceremony of the Central American and Caribbean Karate Do championship included a cultural event, in which members of the Nicaraguan Karate Do Federation, the Nicaraguan Sports Institute, the Managua Mayor’s Office and the Alexis Argüello Sports Movement were present, highlighted local media from the host country.

Likewise, it was detailed that more than 500 athletes from 16 international delegations from Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Cayman Islands and Jamaica are present.

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The CCCK also cited that Daniel Sequeira, coordinator of the Alexis Argüello Sports Movement, stated that the event has all the necessary conditions thanks to the support of the Government led by the president, Daniel Ortega and the vice president, Rosario Murillo.

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During the competition, it will be decided who will be the representatives of Nicaragua in the Karate Do championship of the Youth Olympic Games, which will be hosted by the South American country: Brazil.

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In that sense, the vice president of the Nicaraguan Karate Federation, Oscar Garcia, stated that the objective is to classify the under 21 athletes and achieve 10 gold medals, which would mean surpassing the sporting successes of the participating countries, at the same time, mentioned that Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, countries with a great history and excellence in karate, will be present during the competition.