Shahmalarani strikes gold at Karate Series A in Jakarta

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian karateka C. Shahmalarani staged a commendable performance to claim a gold medal in the World Karate Federation (WKF) Series A (K1) International Karate Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sunday (Nov 20).

According to the WKF website at, Shahmalarani achieved the success in the final of the women’s kumite under-50 kg after defeating Indonesian Annisa Nur Anggraini 5-2.

It was also the fourth gold medal of this year for the 24-year-old Malaysian following the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, the 2022 Asean University Games and the Finnish Open.

At the K1 tournament in Indonesia, the national karate squad also won the bronze medal in the women’s team kata.

The medal was won by the trio of Lovely Anne Robberth, Naccy Nelly Evvaferra Rojin and Niathalia Sherawinnie Anak Yampil. – Bernama