The blue Viviana Bottaro wins the bronze medal in kata, a specialty of Karate on her debut in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic program, against the American Sakura Kokumai.
The Genoese defeats the American Sakura Kokumai in the final. Total score for the blue: 26.48 against 25.40 for the opponent (18.62 for the technical part, 7.86 for the athletic one). Italy rises to 35 medals in Tokyo 2020, like Atlanta 1996. A -1 from the historical record of Rome 1960 and Los Angeles 1932.