Yamakai club strike gold with away win
Yamakai Karate members brought back nine gold medals from four events.
The first competition was the East Whitburn Junior Open. Gold medals went to Kimberley Morton in the girls over 5’2 kumite and Reece Cameron in the under 5’2 junior grade kumite.
Bronze medals went to Cameron Frame in the under 4’ 8 novice kumite, Eion Danskin and Ben Whelan in the under fives novice kumite and Michael Steel in the over fives novice event.
Next the squad travelled to Penrith for the Annual Open Youth Championships. Abi Roach won gold in the 8-9yrs girls kumite along with her fellow members, Leah Semple in the 10-11yrs over 38 kilos kumite, Isaac Eddleston in the 12-13yrs plus 45 kilos kumite and Amy Luke in the junior female open weight kumite. Silver went to Liam Carlin, Iona MacDonald, Roxy Gerelyuk, Louis Galasso and Keir Fraser with bronze medals going to Keri Robertshaw and Luke Miller. Bronze medals were also won by the girls 12-13yrs team and both Yamakai A and B teams.
Five members travelled to Malmo in Sweden for the Annual Swedish International Open Karate Championships and they returned with three gold medals.
Yamakai’s Amy Luke took gold in the junior female under 53 kilos kumite and Calum MacDonald took gold in the cadet male under 57 kilos.
The last gold was in the boys 1315yrs plus 50 kilos kumite where Louis Galasso kept his good form.
Two members were at the SKF Open Championships in Meadowbank, Edinburgh. Brothers Matthew and Luke Miller both took bronze medals in the cadet male under 60 kilos kumite.
Yamakai train in Stonelaw Sport Centre - Tuesday from 6-8pm with Friday from 5- 6.15pm with the classes open to all ages.
Victors Reece Cameron and Mark Anderson