Skewes claims golden ticket
COOGEE brother and sister Blake and Ella Skewes have returned with gold medals from the recent Australian Karate Federation Championships.
Blake claimed gold in the kumite individual male cadets -63kg and bronze in the kumite individual male cadets open.
Ella won gold in the individual female children -47kg category.
Blake, along with West Coast Karate clubmate Hannah Sullivan, also earned international selection and is set to travel to Chile for the Junior World Championships in October.
He said he felt confident about his chances after his first fight eased any nerves he had.
“Going into it, I’d prepared well for it. Knowing you’re the best in your division is a good feeling,” Skewes said.
Instructor Brian Sullivan said the trio were fully deserving of their medals, having seen first-hand the amount of hard work they put in.
Blake and Ella Skewes with Hannah and Brian Sullivan.