Ya­makai club strike gold with away win

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

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

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