At the end of eliminations for individual categories, Japan is still the leading country. Indeed, the Japanese team is in position to win gold in 5 categories of the 14 categories. France and Egypt are also in good position with 4 athletes qualified for the Finals that will be held on Saturday. Host Germany will compete for Gold in 3 categories. In total, 13 countries will have the opportunity to win at least one title in individual categories this Saturday.

List of Finalists for individual cateogories (finals on Saturday):
Female Kata: Sandy SCORDO (France) vs Kiyou SHIMIZU (Japan)
Male Kata: Ryo KIYUNA (Japan) v Ilja SMORGUNER (Germany)
Female Kumite -50Kg: Serap OZCELIK (Turkey) vs Duygu BUGUR (Germany)
Female Kumite -55Kg: Emily THOUY (France) vs Sara CARDIN (Italy)
Female Kumite -61Kg: Syakilla Salni JEFRY KRISHNAN (Malaysia) vs Giana LOFTY (Egypt)
Female Kumite -68Kg: Alizée AGIER (France) vs Gitte BRUNSTAD (Norway)
Female Kumite +68Kg: Shymaa ABOUEL YAZED (Egypt) vs Hamideh ABBASALI (Iran)
Male Kumite -60Kg: Douglas BROSE (Brazil) vs Geoffrey BERENS (Netherlands)
Male Kumite -67Kg: William ROLLE (France) vs Magdy HANAFY (Egypt)
Male Kumite -75Kg: Ryuchi TANI (Japan) vs Luigi BUSA (Italy)
Male Kumite -84Kg: Ryutaro ARAGA (Japan) vs Gogita ARKANIA (Georgia)
Male Kumite +84Kg: Sajad GANJZADEH (Iran) vs Enes ERKAN (Turkey)

The 22nd World Senior Championships started on Wednesday at the Bremen ÖVB Arena and will continue today with eliminations for team categories.

Programme of Friday, 7 th November 2014
08:30h Team Male
13:30h Team Female
16:00h Repechages Kumite Team, Male & Female
18:00-18:45h Finals and medal ceremony of Wheelchair (male and female)
18:45-19:30h Show
19:30h Opening Ceremony

Live results and further detailed information can be found on the dedicated section of the World Senior Championships on the WKF website: http://www.wkf.net/world-championships-main/senior/ or on the official website of the event: www.karate2014.de

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