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Bajans do well in South Africa

Barbados did quite well at the International Shotokan Karate Federation’s World Karate Championships recently held in Cape Town, South Africa.

With more than 20 countries at the championships vying for top honours, Tagei Greenidge emerged with a gold and bronze medal on Day one in the ages 8 to 9 category for kumite purple belts.

Tagei Greenidge (second left) stands proudly on the podium.

Tagei Greenidge (second left) stands proudly on the podium.

Michael Hall leading in the Barbados team at the championships.

Michael Hall leading in the Barbados team at the championships.

Tabu Lall Kissoon then added to Barbados’ medal haul in the age 14 to 15 division.

In an epic battle, Kissoon overcame her opponent with a classic attack to gain the final vital point after a long fought out draw, directly after her titanic semi-final victory which included two draws.

An exhausted Kissoon gained the second gold for Barbados at the championships in the kumite final and just missed out on a medal in the kata category.

Nine-year-old black belt Michael Hall gained a bronze medal in the 10 – 11 year old division after being moved up a division as there were no competitors in his age group

Hall did not look out of place as he competed with the older boys to gain a bronze in a closely contested Kata final.

The team comprised Suleman Nana (team captain), Maria Warren, Kevin Hall, Peter Warren, Kaden Richards, Tabu Lall Kisson, Sisporansa Standford, Michael Roberts, Tarron Greenidge, Tagei Greenidge, Michael Hall, Graham Bradshaw.

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