The city of Tbilisi in Georgia is poised to create a historic moment as it hosts the European Karate Federation (EKF) Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships for the first time. Taking place from February 9 to 11, the prestigious international karate event in the Eastern European country's capital promises an exciting display of young karate talent from across the continent.

With just one week left until the event kicks off, anticipation is mounting in Tbilisi, transforming the city into a focal point of excitement for karate enthusiasts.

The EKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships are expected to attract top-tier young athletes from all corners of Europe, showcasing their skills and competing for glory in various categories. A total of 1160 athletes from 49 nations have registered to participate in Tbilisi.

In the previous edition of the event held in Larnaca, Cyprus, last year, it drew over 1100 competitors from 48 countries. Spain emerged as the powerhouse nation, topping the final medal table with 13 medals, followed by Italy and Ukraine with 17 and 8 medals, respectively.

As the countdown to the EKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships begins, Tbilisi is preparing to welcome karate enthusiasts from across the continent. The event is expected to leave a lasting mark on Georgia's sporting history, paving the way for more international competitions in the future.

The competition is scheduled to commence on Friday, February 9, at 9:00 local time, continuing throughout the weekend, with the medal bouts set for Sunday from 09:00 to 20:00.