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Karate world number one Alisa Theresa Buchinger "feels like an Olympian"

World number one Alisa Theresa Buchinger says that karate's inclusion in the European Games has allowed her to feel "like an Olympian".

World number one Alisa Theresa Buchinger has said that karate's inclusion in the European Games has allowed the sport's competitors to feel "like an Olympian".

Unlike other martial art events like taekwondo and judo, karate is currently not part of the Olympics, having narrowly missed out on enough votes to be included in London 2012.

The Austrian karateka told reporters: "The opponents are the same but from the feeling and the atmosphere here it's much better, it's like an Olympics, I imagine. It's really nice, amazing, every athlete feels like an Olympian.

"It's nice to be a part of the European Games."

Buchinger will compete in the semi-finals of the women's -68kg kumite class later today.

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Tuesday's key events


TRIATHLON
· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

TAEKWONDO
· After disappointment for friend and housemate Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden will go for gold in the women's +67kg category (2am-2.30pm)
· Mahama Cho is another medal contender for Team GB in the men's +80kg class (2am-2.30pm)

SWIMMING
· Team GB's Duncan Scott has the chance to claim his first individual Olympic medal in the men's 200m freestyle final. Teammate Tom Dean is also involved. (2.43am)
· Kathleen Dawson is the Team GB representative in the women's 100m backstroke final (2.51am)

DIVING
· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three-time Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin is part of a Team GB team going for gold in the dressage team Grand Prix final (9.30am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Superstar Simone Biles leads the United States side in the women's team final (11.45am-2.10pm)

FOOTBALL
· Team GB's women's team play their final group game, taking on Canada with qualification for the knockout rounds already secured (12pm)

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