Off to a fly­ing start

Eastern Reporter - - Front Page - Kristie Lim

SWAN View taek­wondo ath­lete Shante Reg­nault (11) has won three na­tional ti­tles in a row after start­ing mar­tial arts five years ago. The ATI Mar­tial Arts Malaga mem­ber’s goal is to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the Olympic Games. Re­port,

SWAN View taek­wondo ath­lete Shante Reg­nault (11) has won three na­tional ti­tles de­spite just start­ing the mar­tial art five years ago.

Reg­nault, who trains at ATI Mar­tial Arts in Malaga, won the aged 10-11 years cat­e­gory at the na­tional cham­pi­onships in Bendigo last month.

She won the same cat­e­gory last year and the aged 8-9 years cat­e­gory in 2016, along with three state ti­tles to date.

The West Bal­catta Pri­mary School stu­dent was proud to have won her third na­tional ti­tle be­cause she “gave it her all”.

“I just like train­ing hard with my team­mates and try­ing to im­prove all the time and get­ting bet­ter,” she said.

“My goal is to go to the Olympics one day and just to hope­fully do well in lots of com­pe­ti­tions.”

She is pre­par­ing for an ATI meet in No­vem­ber.

The club brought home seven gold, four sil­ver and seven bronze medals be­tween its Poom­sae and spar­ring teams at the cham­pi­onships.

Pic­ture: Mar­tin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d487509

Pic­ture: Mar­tin Ken­nealey d487509

Shante Reg­nault: “I train usu­ally five days a week with the state team and at ATI Mar­tial Arts.”

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