After eliminations of the first 7 categories in the Senior Championships, Japan already qualified 4 competitors for the finals, while Iran and France have both 2 finalists. In total, at the end of the first day of competition, 9 countries will have a finalist fighting this weekend.

List of Finalists after the Wednesday:
Female Kata: Sandy SCORDO (France) vs Kiyou SHIMIZU (Japan)
Male Kata: Ryo KIYUNA (Japan) v Ilja SMORGUNER (Germany)
Male Kumite +84Kg: Sajad GANJZADEH (Iran) vs Enes ERKAN (Turkey)
Male Kumite -84Kg: Ryutaro ARAGA (Japan) vs Gogita ARKANIA (Georgia)
Female Kumite +68Kg: Shymaa ABOUEL YAZED (Egypt) vs Hamideh ABBASALI (Iran)
Female Kumite -68Kg: Alizée AGIER (France) vs Gitte BRUNSTAD (Norway)
Male Kumite -75Kg: Ryuchi TANI (Japan) vs Luigi BUSA (Italy)

The 22nd World Senior Championships started yesterday at the Bremen ÖVB Arena and will continue today with the end of eliminations for individual categories.

Programme of Thursday, 6 th November 2014 : Eliminations and Repechages
09:00h Female -61 kg
10:30h Female -55 kg
12:00h Male -67 kg
13:30h Male -60 kg
15:00h Female -50 kg
16:30-17:00h Kata, Female & Male, Wheelchair, Blind and Visually Impaired
17:00h Repechages Kumite Male & Female
18:00h Kata Team Male & Female, Eliminations and Repechages

Live results and further detailed information can be found on the dedicated section of the World Senior Championships on the WKF website: or on the official website of the event:

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