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Malta Karate Federation celebrates eventful weekend

Maltese team scoops 25 medals in two competitions

21 October 2015, 8:58am
The group in Cyprus (L to R) Sensei Frank Vella, Joelle Farrugia, Sensei Tyler Tanti, Sensei Kim Stanton, Luke Galea, Denzel Muscat, Jacob Camilleri, Matthew Vella, Sensei James Galea, Barbara Borg, Michela Rapa, Daniel Mifsud, Sean Micallef, Sarah Galea
The group in Cyprus (L to R) Sensei Frank Vella, Joelle Farrugia, Sensei Tyler Tanti, Sensei Kim Stanton, Luke Galea, Denzel Muscat, Jacob Camilleri, Matthew Vella, Sensei James Galea, Barbara Borg, Michela Rapa, Daniel Mifsud, Sean Micallef, Sarah Galea
The group competing in Poland
The group competing in Poland
A total of 24 athletes participated in two different Karate competitions on the 10 and 11 October, one of which was held in Poland – Polish Open IX International Karate Grand Prix -  and the other in Cyprus, the Small States of Europe Karate Championship, with the Maltese Athletes obtaining 25 medals in all.

4 gold, 3 silver, 10 bronze in Cyprus

Over 150 athletes from Monaco, San Marino, Luxembourg, Cyprus and Malta took part in the 2nd edition of the Small States Karate Championships in Cyprus – Nicosia on the 10 October.  

Christine Micallef as Head of Delegation, Sensei James Galea Black Belt 6th Dan and MKF Technical Director,  Sensei Frank Vella and Sensei Tyler Tanti accompanied the Malta Team to Cyprus.

"We take pride in our Sensei Kim Stanton who gave a stunning performance obtaining Silver in the Female Kata Category.

“This is a very high level competition where elite athletes are selected to represent their country and participate in the two different areas of Competitive Karate, namely Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring). Our athletes have trained hard showing once again, a high level of determination and commitment on their part, their parents and our Senseis who dedicate a lot of their time towards these events.


“The Malta Karate Federation strives to continually provide training opportunities both locally and abroad to give the best possible preparation to our athletes, a contributing factor to the very rewarding results achieved.” These were the comments of Kenneth Abela, MKF President. 

2 gold, 1 silver, 5 bronze in Poland

Sensei Joe Tanti MKF National Kata Coach, Sensei Josef Antonelli, Sensei Sue Zammit and Sensei Anthony Zammit - Black Belt 6th Dan and WKF certified World Referee accompanied the athletes to Poland.  

“We must congratulate our athletes who gave a great performance, the results of which are very encouraging.  Congratulations also go to Sensei Anthony Zammit who participated in Masters Class and achieved Gold.  The level of Polish Open IX International Karate Grand Prix was very high indeed and the results obtained are well deserved for the hard work of all involved.  We are seeing a constant improvement in the level of Karate of our athletes and this augurs well for the future.”  

Kenneth Abela, President of the Malta Karate Federation concluded by thanking Kunsill Malti Ghall-Isport and Maltese Olympic Committee for their constant support.   

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