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Jamaica’s Under-12 Karate Athletes Win 29 Medals at US Open in Florida

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Written by StephanieK

The Under-12 participants from Jamaica took home 29 medals from the International Sports Karate Association United States Open competition in Orlando, Florida. Siblings Lee-Michael and Khain Henry of Rising Sun Karate and David Richards of Ningen Karate won 10 gold medals, seven silver medals and 12 bronze medals in the sparring, weapons and forms disciplines. Kyoshi Heather Campbell, the chief instructor at Rising Sun, said their performance represents a great future for Jamaica in the martial arts. Campbell expected more medals on the basis of the athletes’ training, but said that some of the competitors “got a little overexcited,” specially those who were competing for the first time. Campbell also noted that more parents should become more involved and dedicated to karate to support the instructors’ efforts. The full list of medalists follows.

Under-12 results Friday, June 30, 2017

Khain Henry – Age 6
· Category – 7 & under Intermediate
· Gold — Continuous Sparring, Creative Weapons
· Bronze — Traditional Weapons, Creative Forms

Lee-Michael Henry – Age 8
· Category – 8-9 Advanced
· Gold — Creative Weapons, Creative Forms
· Bronze — Continuous Sparring

Samir Doshi – Age 8
· Category – 8-9 Advanced
· Bronze — Continuous Sparring

Alessandro Doshi – Age 11
· Category – 10-11 Advanced
· Silver — Creative Weapons
· Bronze — Continuous Sparring, Traditional Weapons

Rogeeif Bignall – Age 9
· Category – 8-9 Boys and Girls Beginners
· Bronze — Continuous Sparring

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Khain Henry – Age 6
· Category – 7 & under Intermediate
· Gold — Points Sparring, Clash Sparring
· Silver — Tradition Forms

Lee-Michael Henry – Age 8
· Category – 8-9 Advanced
· Gold — Clash Sparring, Traditional Forms
· Bronze — Points Sparring

Samir Doshi – Age 8
· Category – 8-9 Advanced
· Gold — Clash Sparring
· Silver — Point Sparring
· Bronze — Traditional Kata

Alessandro Doshi – Age 11
· Category – 10-11 Advanced
· Silver — Clash Sparring, Point Sparring
· Bronze — Traditional Kata

Sahara Karrah – Age 9
· Category – 8-9 Boys and Girls Beginners
· Bronze — Clash Sparring

Rogeeif Bignall – Age 9
· Category – 8-9 Boys and Girls Beginners
· Silver — Traditional Forms, Point Sparring
· Bronze — Clash Sparring

David Richards – Age 8. (Ningen)
· Category – 8-9 Advanced
· Gold — Point Sparring
· Bronze — Traditional Forms

 

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