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ESKA Championships, Poland - 26th November 2005

ESKA Championships, Poland 2005

European Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA) Championships

Wroclaw, Poland

26/27 November 2005

The KUGB Squads performed exceptionally well at the recent ESKA Championships in Wrocslaw, Poland.

Following hard on the heels of its outstanding performance in the World Championships in Chicago, the England team again took two golds - this time in the Junior Ladies Team and Individual events. Tara Cummings, Caroline McGrath and Holly Sterling dominated the individual Kumite event with all three of them fighting their way through to the final four. Caroline came out on top taking gold after defeating Tara in the finals with Holly claiming joint third place. The same trio beat all before them to win the Junior Ladies Team Kumite event, defeating Poland in the final. The Squad took many silver and bronze medals as listed below.

The Welsh cadets Male Kumite Team competed very well to take bronze in their event.

Congratulations to you all.

Main picture above is of Tara Cummings, Caroline McGrath and Holly Sterling delighted with their trophy and gold medals in the Junior Ladies Team Kumite

The England Squad

Our congratulations to them and especially to the following medal winners:

1st Ladies Junior Team Kumite, England

1st Ladies Junior Individual Kumite, England - Caroline McGrath

2nd, England - Tara Cummings

3rd, England - Holly Sterling

3rd Ladies Cadet Individual Kumite, England - Natalie Keall

5th Men's Cadet Individual Kumite, Wales - Jonathan Cook

3rd Men's Cadet Team Kumite, Wales

3rd Men's Junior Team Kumite, England

3rd Ladies Senior Individual Kumite, England - Zoe Campbell

5th, England - Shareena Edmonds

3rd Ladies Senior Team Kumite, England

5th Men's Senior Individual Kumite, England - John Bruce

The organisers had to hurriedly find three English flags in the Ladies Junior Individual Kumite

Caroline McGrath takes individual gold

England's Junior Ladies dominate their individual event taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

Junior Men Lee McLeod, Chris Cray, Antony Duffy and Damien O'Donnell put up a strong performance

Zoe Campbell takes home bronze in the Senior Ladies Kumite

Senior Ladies Vicky Mulhearn, Zoe Campbell, Shareena Edmonds and Kelly Perry take bronze in the Team

Full results can be found on www.eska-Karate.com

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