Skewes claims golden ticket

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

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