Greek karateka wins gold in Madrid


Eleni Chatziliadou (left) of Greece celebrates her win against Ayumi Uekusa of Japan during the Women’s Individual Kumite +68 kg competition at the Karate World Championships in Madrid, Spain, on Saturday. In clinching the gold medal, Chatziliadou avenged her defeat to Uekusa in 2016. Now the 20-year-old Greek athlete can look forward to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, when karate is to join the official program of sports. The Hellenic Olympic Committee congratulated the ‘amazing’ Chatziliadou in a post on Twitter. [EPA]