Golden girls’ triple win
Fitz-Gibbon girls bring home gold
both sets of their grandparents cheering them on from the sidelines.
It was a very special moment for the family as they watched their girls be awarded the massive haul of gold.
Coach and instructor John Russo said the team did exceptionally well and he couldn’t be any more proud of the sisters.
“It was an experience of a lifetime and they all achieved fantastic results.”
The Australian team members were all focused from the moment they touched down in Cape Town.
After competition the team had the opportunity to explore and experience the culture of South Africa.
The team had the thrill of experiencing a South African safari and got to see animals in the wild.
Mr Russo said the event took two years of planning and was well worth it.
“We had plenty of crowd support with 80 people cheering from the sidelines,” he said.
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie was proudly shouted from the audience, which spurred on the team and gave a boost in confidence.
The Australian team made a lasting impression and members’ performance and behaviour was something of which to be proud.
The TSKFA is a Shotokan based and not for profit karate organisation, following the original teachings of the founder Gichin Funakoshi and the late Master Nakayama.
The TSKFA believes the number one principle, “never forget that karate begins and ends with respect”, should be followed at all times.
The group says it promotes strong moral principles, traditional etiquette and the encouragement of goodwill and harmony.
For more information and details go to www.tskfa.com.au to sign up as a member.
Sisters Brooke and Kate Fitz-Gibbon win gold in South Africa.