Cayman athletes shine at Karate BC tournament

Cayman’s national karate athletes secured eight medals during the 2021 Karate BC eTournament on Sunday (July 4).

The event which was hosted by the governing body for karate in British Columbia, Canada featured 156 athletes from 33 karate clubs in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.

The team of 10 Cayman athletes, were apart of the online broadcast premiere which featured Kata, Kumite, and Kobudo categories. Cayman’s men, women and junior competitors won four gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals in Kata (forms) respectively.

“All of the Karatekas have done themselves, the Cayman Islands National Karate-Do Association  (CINKA) and the Cayman Islands so proud,” said Secretary General of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee, Carson Ebanks in a press release. “Please accept my heartiest congratulations for your hard work, dedication and great effort.”

Ebanks continued, “Sensei James Crooks (CINKA Technical Director), Shihan Greg Reid (CINKA Secretary-General) and Sensei Pedro Reis (CINKA Membership Director), you have done a fantastic job training these athletes and practicing endless hours with them to perfect the very technical Katas required of this high level tournament. Continue to do us proud.”

According to Karate BC, medalists will be receiving their medals in the mail over the next few weeks. 

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