“For us karatekas to be able to come back to Japan where karate started and showcase our skills is amazing,” Yahiro said. “Fighting in Japan for my first Olympic Games feels like it’s destiny. It was a goal I set five years ago now I’ve actually achieved it.”
The karate competition will run from Aug. 5-7 at the Nippon Budokan. The Tokyo Games open July 23.
The announcement Friday takes the number of Australian athletes named for Tokyo to 278 out of an expected 450 to 480.
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