at the 2002 Asian Games
|Venue||Yangsan College Gymnasium|
|Competitors||117 from 30 nations|
Karate was competed by men and women at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea. Kata was contested along with Kumite. There were 11 gold medals contested for this sport. All competition took place at the Yangsan College Gymnasium on October 11 and 12. Each country was limited to having 5 athletes.
|P||Preliminary rounds & Repechage||F||Finals|
|Men's kumite 55 kg||P||F|
|Men's kumite 60 kg||P||F|
|Men's kumite 65 kg||P||F|
|Men's kumite 70 kg||P||F|
|Men's kumite 75 kg||P||F|
|Men's kumite +75 kg||P||F|
|Women's kumite 53 kg||P||F|
|Women's kumite 60 kg||P||F|
|Women's kumite +60 kg||P||F|
|Kata|| Yukimitsu Hasegawa || Wong Pak Cheong || Rayappan Jebamalai Edward |
| Ku Jin Keat |
|Kumite −55 kg|| Puvaneswaran Ramasamy || Otabek Kasimov || Bambang Maulidin |
| Phạm Trần Nguyên |
|Kumite −60 kg|| Kenichi Imai || Hossein Rouhani || Ilkhom Karimov |
| Hussain Al-Qattan |
|Kumite −65 kg|| Hasan Basri || Mehdi Amouzadeh || Shao Chih-kang |
| Nayef Al-Matrouk |
|Kumite −70 kg|| Alireza Katiraei || Shattyk Kazhymukanov || Hsu Hsiang-ming |
| Magid Adwan |
|Kumite −75 kg|| Ahmad Munir || Jasem Vishgahi || Tong Kit Siong |
| Kim Byung-chul |
|Kumite +75 kg|| Mehran Behnamfar || Andrey Korolev || Jaber Al-Hammad |
| Isroil Ismoilov |
|Kata|| Atsuko Wakai || Lim Lee Lee || Cheung Pui Si |
| Cherli Tugday |
|Kumite −53 kg|| Vũ Kim Anh || Eri Fujioka || Murugaiyan Srirajarajeswari |
| Hsieh Ai-chen |
|Kumite −60 kg|| Premila Supramaniam || Chan Ka Man || Kwan Man Fei |
| Gretchen Malalad |
|Kumite +60 kg|| Nguyễn Trọng Bảo Ngọc || Sofiya Kaspulatova || Natalya Solodilova |
| Emiko Honma |
|Totals (17 nations)||11||11||22||44|
A total of 117 athletes from 30 nations competed in karate at the 2002 Asian Games:
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