Karate: Junna Tsukii nabs another Premier League gold medal

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Posted at Sep 06 2021 02:58 PM | Updated as of Sep 06 2021 03:02 PM

Filipina karateka Junna Tsukii has won a second gold medal in the Karate 1-Premier League after ruling the -50kg division in Cairo, Sunday.

Tsukii, a 2019 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, pulled off a 2-1 victory over hometown bet Areeg Rashed in the final of the female kumite -50kg weight class.

It was a second Premier League gold for Tsukii after her breakthrough in Lisbon last May, when she beat Moldir Zhangbyrbay of Kazakhstan, 2-0, in the final.

Tsukii beat another Egyptian athlete, Reem Ahmed Salama, 1-0, to advance to the final where she then stunned Rashed.

 

It was a strong outing for Tsukii who faltered in her road to the Tokyo Olympics, losing in the 2021 Karate Olympic Qualification Tournament in June. 

The next leg of the Karate 1-Premier League is in Moscow from October 1 to 3.