In the semi-final of the male kumite up to 60 kg of the Lotto Dutch Open tournament, Saymatov was stronger than the Japanese Naoto Sago - 2:0.
Now in the finals he will contest against Kalvis Kalnins from Latvia.
Recall that in January this year, Saymatov created a sensation by winning the "gold" of the Premier League Karate1 in Paris. This was the first "gold" of Open-de-Paris, received by Uzbek sportsmen. It should note that this year the Open-de-Paris gathered a record number of participants - 1247 karatists from
79 countries. This popularity of the tournament is explained by the fact that karate is recognized as an Olympic kind of sport.