Swedish International Open joy for Airdrie club as they rack up sensational medals
The youngsters from Lanarkshire Karate Academy were in superb form in Sweden recently after winning a sensational medal and top club award at a top-flight event.
The Airdrie-based club took part in the Swedish International Open earlier this month and won 13 gold, seven silver and five bronze for their efforts.
With 25 medals to their name, it also earned LKA the overall best club trophy at the event, which included clubs from across Europe.
The medalists for LKA were as follows:
Gold: Euan Sangster – Boys Kata 10 years old; Luke Ryder – Boys Kata 11; Harrison Carty – Boys Kata 7; Emmie McEwan – Girls Kata 10 and Kumite 10; Heather Mackay – Girls Kata 8 years old; Ziva Alexander – Girls Kumite 7 years old; Harrison Carty – Boys Kumite 7 years; Sebastian Magilton – Boys Kumite 9 and Kata 9; Alix Smith – Girls Kumite 11 years old; Heather Mackay – Girls Kumite 8 yrs.
Gold per team: Euan, Sebastian, Emmie – Team Kata 10 years old and Team Kata -13 years old:
Money: Alix Smith – Girls Kata 11; Ziva Alexander – Girls Kata 7: Daniel McPake – Boys Kumite 12; Jayden Warwick – Boys Kumite 9 yrs.
Money per team: Luke, Daniel, Alix – Team Kata -13 years old: Keir, Austin, Jayden – Team Kata 10 years old.
Bronze: Euan Sangster – Boys Kumite 10 years old; Luke Ryder – Boys Kumite 11 years old.
Team Bronze: Ziva, Harrison, Heather – Team Kata -13 years old: Keir, Austin, Jayden – Team Kata -13 years old.
Proud Sensei Chantelle Allan said, “Huge congratulations to all of our athletes for their results.
“It’s a great achievement and it’s nice to see all the hard training paying off.
“As always, there is a lot to learn and improve.
“It was a brilliant journey from start to finish, so much fun, laughter and lots of great memories were made.
“We are so proud of all the members of the LKA team, who have faced clubs from all over Europe.”