The curtain has come down on “one of the best-ever” world karate championships in Dundee.
More than 2,000 athletes of all ages and abilities from around the world punched, kicked and kyai-ed their way through four days of competition at Dundee Ice Arena for the 7th WUKF World Karate Championships.
The weekend event was dubbed one of the best-organised tournaments in the federation’s history by WUKF president Liviu Crisan.
Competitors from Brazil, South Africa, the USA, Slovakia, Hungry, Romania and Pakistan flew in to join home-grown talent and participants from 32 nations.
The event was organised by Kanzen Karate, orchestrated by club president Roy O’Kane.
He said: “It has been an overwhelming success.
“The feedback from the countries taking part, the participants, coaches and volunteers is that this has been one of the best competitions ever.
“We have been really impressed with how the city has taken to these championships.
“From the hoteliers to the Dundee and Angus tourism bureau and the team at Dundee Ice Arena, it has just been fantastic.
“This has been a real reflection on the scale of events Dundee can hold.
“It has been more than a year in the planning, hundreds of volunteers have poured so much of themselves into this weekend and I can’t thank them enough.
“Everyone here has worked so hard to get this event over the line, it really could not have gone any better.”
There was success, too, for the Dundee group, which returned several world champions, as well as a raft of silver and bronze medal-winners over the four days.