Karate – Montreal 2019 : Scott winner, Uygur, Sago and Kneer in silver

Karate - Montreal 2019 : Scott winner, Uygur, Sago and Kneer in silver

KARATE - Montréal 2019 : Scott en or, Uygur, Sago et Kneer en argent

Thomas Scott won his second tournameent of the year at the Montreal SeriesA (June 21-23), while World runner-up Naoto Sago won the silver medal, as did Burak Uygur, who is preparing to compete at the European Games next weekend. Unqualified for Minsk, Johanna Kneer brilliantly tested the +68 kg and ranked 2nd. All the podiums.


By Ludovic Mauchien


Winner of the Pan American championships last spring, Thomas Scott (-75 kg) was again in Montreal at the last SeriesA of the summer. The American dominated Kazakhstan’s Ainazarov in the ½ final (6-4) before beating quite easily Turkey’s Eltemur in the final (4-0).

Three other adidas Team members were close to gold. Japan’s Naoto Sago (-60 kg), World silver medallist last November, narrowly lost (1-0) to the untouchable Darkan Assadilov of Kazakhstan, who signs his 5th win in a row in Canada !

Burak Uygur (-67 kg) bows only to the flags (after a 0-0) against Japan’s Kozaki. The two-time European champion (2017, 2018) will defend his 2015 European Games title next week in Minsk (June 22-25).

Unqualified for Belarus, Germany’s Johanna Kneer decided to try herself in the higher category. With brilliance since she reached the +68 kg final. But she lost to Italy’s Ferracuti, declared winner at the decision (0-0).


The 2019 podiums



-60 kg

  1. Assadilov (Kaz)
  2. Sago (Jap)
  3. Samdan (Tur) and Baitureyev (Kaz)


-67 kg

  1. Kozaki (Jap)
  2. Uygur (Tur)
  3. Dionysos (Gre) and Amirali (Kaz)


-75 kg

  1. Scott (USA)
  2. Eltemur (Tur)
  3. Pietromarchi (Ita) and Aniazarov (Kaz)


-84 kg

  1. Aktas (Tur)
  2. Martina (Ita)
  3. Chikhmarev (Kaz) and Abdesselem (Fra)


+84 kg

  1. Yamanoglu (Tur)
  2. Gaysinsky (Can)
  3. Ganjzadeh (Irn) and Irr (Usa)



  1. Moto (Jap)
  2. Nishiyama (Jap)
  3. Sofuoglu (Tur) and Shimomura (Jap)




-50 kg

  1. Ayaka (Jap)
  2. Ranran (Chi)
  3. Tsukii (Phi) and Ozcelik (Tur)


-55 kg

  1. Zakharova (Kaz)
  2. Bitsch (Ger)
  3. Yakan (Tur) and Hasani (Cro)


-61 kg

  1. Grande (Per)
  2. Prekovic (Srb)
  3. Yin (Chn) and Jumaa (Can)


-68 kg

  1. Semeraro (Ita)
  2. Someya (Jap)
  3. Matoub (Alg) and Tang (Chn)


+68 kg

  1. Ferracuti (Ita)
  2. Kneer (Ger)
  3. Berultseva (Kaz) and Abbsali (Ira)



  1. Ono H. (Jap)
  2. Ono M. (Jap)
  3. Iwamoto (Jap) and Umekage (Jap)