PH’s Junna Tsukii on karate world No. 4 ranking: I will definitely go higher
MANILA, Philippines—Junna Tsukii isn’t satisfied until she gets to the top of her division.
The Filipino-Japanese karateka placed fourth in the World Karate Federation’s rankings for the female kumite -50 kilogram division but she has another goal in mind.
“A Filipino is top four in the world and I’ll go up even more,” posted Tsukii on Facebook. “Fourth place in the world, disappointing. I will definitely go higher.”
Filipino is top 4 in the world🇵🇭🥋I go up even more.世界ランク4位、悔しい。絶対にもっと上がっていく。
Tsukii, in the WKF’s latest rankings, amassed 4,897.5 points.
Turkey’s Serap Özçelik Arapoğlu, a gold medalist in the 2014 World Championships and a seven-time European champion, is the top karateka in the division with 6,952.5 points.
Germany’s Shara Hubrich is at second with 5,422.5 points while Kazakhstan’s Moldir Zhangbrybay took the third spot with 5,362.5 points.
Tsukii won gold in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and a silver in the 2021 Asian Championships.