Malta youth karate team nabs 11 gold medals in UK championship

11 gold medals for Malta karate team aged 6-17 years in UK open championships

Over 400 athletes from England, Malta, Scotland and Wales participated in both Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring) where the Malta Team landed 11 Gold, 10 Silver and 20 Bronze
Over 400 athletes from England, Malta, Scotland and Wales participated in both Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring) where the Malta Team landed 11 Gold, 10 Silver and 20 Bronze

38 athletes representing the Malta Karate Federation aged between siex and 17 years participated in the Cojinkai Karate Open Championships which were held on the 10th March 2019 in Penrith UK.     

Over 400 athletes from England, Malta, Scotland and Wales participated in both Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring) where the Malta Team landed 11 Gold, 10 Silver and 20 Bronze.

National Coaches Joe Tanti, Josef Antonelli, Joseph Mizzi and Tyler Tanti who are also accredited by the World Karate Federation, accompanied the athletes. 

“This is an exceptional result with an impressive number of gold medals won in this tournament,” Sensei Jesmond Schembri, Technical Director of Malta Karate Federation.

“Our vision is to keep building on our promising athletes by providing the highest technical level in Karate training for both Kata and Kumite, whilst collaborating together with our technical staff and coaches to better support our athletes. Moreover, the results are especially encouraging in the light of the current negotiations to include Karate as part of the GSSE games in 2023. We thank Sportmalta and MOC for their constant support.”

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