Great re­turn in taek­wondo

Great Southern Herald - - Sport -

Katan­ning Taek­wondo re­turned with a swag of medals af­ter im­pres­sive per­for­mances at the WA State Cham­pi­onship last week­end.

Katan­ning sent eight ath­letes to day one, held at Bel­mont Oa­sis Leisure Cen­tre.

The club re­turned with three gold, two sil­ver and three bronze medals.

The State cham­pi­onship serves as the path­way for par­tic­i­pa­tion at the 2018 Aus­tralian Na­tional Cham­pi­onships.

The na­tional cat­e­gories are min­i­mum eight years old and min­i­mum of blue belt.

As a re­sult, six ath­letes from Katan­ning have now qual­i­fied for the Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Bendigo.

The one athlete who did miss out on a re­ceiv­ing a medal was only one place out­side the medal po­si­tions.

Katan­ning sent three ath­letes to day two, re­turn­ing with two gold and one sil­ver.

Blue belts and above who qual­i­fied at the State tour­na­ment can com­pete at the na­tional level.

As a re­sult, two more ath­letes from Katan­ning have now qual­i­fied for the na­tional cham­pi­onships in Bendigo.

In to­tal the club won five gold, three sil­ver and three bronze.

Pic­ture: Katan­ning Taek­wondo

Spar­ring team mem­bers Robert Ry­der, TaeRadanovic and Imo­gen Van Zyl won gold.

The Katan­ning Taek­wondo Poom­sae Team.

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