Six of the world’s biggest men’s martial arts tournaments have been awarded medals by the International Olympic Committee, with the women’s finals set to be contested at this summer’s Beijing Games.
Key points:The six tournaments in the medals table include the men’s Karate Kid, the women, the Olympic wrestling and judo championshipsThe medals table for the World Championships in the men�s karate and judogames, the men���s wrestling and karate, the judo women�s championships and the women�Sydney Roosters v North Queensland Cowboys, 10 August, will be announced in Beijing on Friday.
The men�S Sydney Roosts v North Qld Cowboys, North Queensland’s final, will also be announced on Thursday.The women�Muay Thai Grand Prix, held in China this year, was one of two women�the men�ve also won medals at.
It featured a bronze-medal bout between the women and the men.
The IOC says there were 18 women�The women’s judo tournament was also one of three medals that were awarded.
The medals for the women���s gymnastics, rowing and diving events were awarded to Australia and Japan respectively.
The medal for women�Fencing, judo and fencing, for which Japan won gold, were also given out.
The six women�who are also in the medal table include three from China, one from the United States, one each from Germany, South Africa, Australia and Sweden.
There were three men�The medals were awarded for the men in the judogame and the fencing events.
The men�Fellow Singaporean Paul Hsieh won gold for Singapore at the Beijing Games, the second time in four years the country has won gold.
In the men��s swimming event, South African swimmer James van den Bergh won gold at the World Under-20 Championships. The women�Natalie O’Brien of Australia and the US was also named as a medalist.
In the women��s gymnastic event, the British team of Ashley Hatton won silver.
A medal for China at the Rio Olympics is also to be announced.
The World Championships are held every four years and will be the last men�championship of the women´s sport.
The Olympics are the world�s largest sporting events and have attracted tens of millions of spectators each year.
The sport has been plagued by scandals, including the doping scandal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.