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Inverness karate kids take part in first competition in two years at the Cumbria Open Championships at Penrith


By Will Clark

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Nine members of Karate Alba in Inverness achieved great success at their first competition in two years at the Cumbria Open Championships in Penrith.

Karate Alba had massive success in Penrith.
Karate Alba had massive success in Penrith.

The squad demonstrated their high standard when they won 10 gold and six silver medals.

Every member of the team won a medal, with some winning multiple medals.

Karate Alba head coach, Dolina Ross claimed her team's success was all due to hard work, focus and dedication during lockdown.

She said: "When many other sports clubs closed during lockdown, we taught online classes six days per week, in addition to running online competitions, gradings, summer camp, plus many family events to provide some form of normality for our members and families during such a difficult time.

"The high standard of my students and their amazing medal haul at their first competition in two years is testament to all our hard work.

"I am very proud of them all."

Jamie Borthwich won gold in Individual, gold in team and gold in pairs.

Thomas Fearns won Gold in individual, gold in pairs and silver in senior team.

Ruairaidh Main won gold in team and gold in pairs.

Craig Borthwick won gold in team and silver in pairs.

Enija Forstmane won silver in pairs and silver in individual.

Vilis Forstmanis won gold in team.

Leo Erdmanis won gold in team.

Sophie Howarth won silver in senior team.

Malahlase Mohato won silver in senior team.


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