Karate Teams Ready for Big Fight [Archives:1998/27/Sports]

June 6 1998

The preliminary qualifying matches of the Yemeni Cities Karate championship for the below 17 years finished last week. One team from each governorate was selected. The Yemeni Karate Association secretary general, Mr. Mujahed Al-Samhy told the Yemen Times that the qualifiers finished in all the cities except for Sanaa, which hasn’t selected its team yet.
The final matches of this championship will be held in Sanaa during 8-10 July. It will be conducted according to the disqualifying system for the weights 35kg, 40kg, 50kg, 55kg, 67kg and 90kg.
The results of the preliminary qualifiers were as follows:
1- Ahly Taiz,
2- Al-Hilal of Hodeida,
3- Wahdat Aden,
4- Dhafr of Abyan,
5- Saba Najm of Dhamar, and
6- Al-Shararah of Lahj.
Every team will include six sportsmen and a coach. This championship will be financed by the Youth Care Fund.