Yermek Ainazarov is from the Kazakh school. Hard-pressed, valiant warrior and offensive at will, with legs that tease more than one. Asian champion in 2015, he also has 3 podiums in Karate 1, all done in 2019, the year his national team reached a plateau and reaped the fruits of its Olympic investment. Winner in Madrid in the fall, he was a finalist in Moscow and 3rd in Montreal. He appears to be a serious contender for the Olympic ticket at the coming qualification tournament.