The World Championships are Karate's biggest event. Held every two years, the Senior World Championships gather athletes from over a hundred countries in a thrilling quest to sports greatness. The 2018 tournament took place in Madrid, Spain. The competition acquired even greater importance since the Spanish capital will host the last World Championships to be held before Karate's debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The 24th World Championships will be the competition providing the highest number of points for athletes to qualify for the Olympic Games.