The Costa Rican legacy of karate in Kata continues. Costa Rica took the gold medal in the senior general classification. The winning tico team in Karate-Do consisted of Juan Achío, Roy Lee Gatjens and Sergio Cambronero.
They won at their own National Gymnasium by defeating Nicaragua en the final round. This was the team’s fourth consecutive year winning the gold. Their previous wins were in El Salvador (2016), Costa Rica (2017), and Nicaragua (2018). The team is in first place since 2016 because they train incredibly hard, 7 times a week. They train for hours synchronizing their movements.
Costa Rica also took five silver and nine bronze medals in other modalities. The country improved in youth categories, such as 12-13 years, 14-15 years, 16-17 years and Sub 21. In the youth categories, the country took second place.