Golden start for si­b­lings

Joondalup Times - - SPORT -

GIR­RAWHEEN sis­ters Selma (12) and Lat­i­fah (11) Halilovic won gold medals in their first na­tional taek­wondo com­pe­ti­tion.

The pair, who train at ATI Mar­tial Arts in Malaga, each won gold at the Aus­tralian Taek­wondo 2018 Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Bendigo in Septem­ber.

“They have been do­ing mar­tial arts for six years,” their fa­ther Hus­sein said.

“They started orig­i­nally with karate and the past three years they have been do­ing taek­wondo.”

The Lands­dale Pri­mary School stu­dents started the self-de­fence sport as a hobby “to get them out of the house” and now trained four or five times a week, their fa­ther said.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d487725

Lat­i­fah and Selma Halilovic show off their gold medals.

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