Sarah retains her title

SARAH Clark has won numerous trophies and medals in her latest competitions.

SARAH Clark has won numerous trophies and medals in her latest competitions. At the English Championships, she retained her English title by winning the gold medal in the -55k senior ladies event and also took a bronze in the open weight. In the AMA International Championships, she had magnificent open weight wins, beating other English fighters, Iran, and Scotland, followed by an excellent semi-final against Russia.She narrowly missed out for first place in the final, losing to a very strong Australian opponent, although she sustained a bad injury during that bout, she came away with a worthy second place.The injury should have stopped her from competing in her final event of the day, but she decided to continue with dogged determination and she eventually came away with a respectable third place in the -55k ladies. Congratulations Sarah from everyone at the Oldmixon & Uphill Karate Kai. Some Oldmixon & Uphill Karate Kai members entered a competition in Gloucester recently and put up some splendid performances to come home with the medals. James Govind Somers took double honours by winning both his categories. The medal winners were: James Govind Somers, Kata gold, Kumite gold; Sam Difford, Kumite silver; Chloe Carchrie, Kumite silver; Laura Matthews, Kata silver; Cory Zanelli, Kumite bronze.The club trains on Wednesday evenings at Oldmixon School and Friday evenings at Uphill Village Hall. For further information please ring 01934 814550.

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