2016 WUKF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Montichiari, Italy

The event saw some 2,000 athletes fight it out in both kumite and kata and several UKA members helped form a Karate England squad which attended the competition.

In the girls 11/12 year old kumite Connie Antoshko smashed her way through a field of over 40 competitors to take a convincing and worthy gold medal. Little brother George battled through several rounds in his section and although he did'nt get a medal he certainly gave a good account of him self.

Thomas Mulhall in an even bigger boys section did well to reach the semi final narrowly losing but taking a well deserved bronze medal. younger brother Teddy did'nt reach the medal stage but he s certainly one to watch for the future.

Georgie Thomas and Alice Briner both lost to finalists in their categories and were both ahead in their fights so again that bodes well for future events.

In the senior events Michael Cormack, Luke Cuthbert and Liam Powell (reserve Meenhaz Janar) took a bronze in the mens senior team rotation event. The beat a strong Slovakian team 8-2 in the quarter final to go head to head with Hungary in the medal stages. With the boys winning 4-2 with 15 seconds on the clock Hungary pulled it back to 4-4 with two contentious scores and went onto score in extra time to meet Romania in the final. we can certainly go further than this next time out.

Michael and Luke both went on to win individual bronzes in U75k and open weight respectively. They both fought superbly with some excellent techniques being thrown. Meenhaz Janar also went on to take a bronze in the mens U65k event losing to a very slippery Italian fighter in the semi final.

congratulations to all the squad.



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Mens Team - Mike Cormack, Luke Cuthbert, Liam Powell and Meenhaz Janar

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Mens Team on Podium

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Mike Cormack - Mens U75K Bronze

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Meenhaz Janar - Mens U65K Bronze

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Luke Cuthbert - Mens Open Weight Bronze

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Connie Antoshko - Gold

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KSE Squad With Friends From ESK

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Sensei Ian With WUKF President Liviu Crisan & UWK England President Perter Allen

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Chill Out Time By The Lake

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More Chill Out Time

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Sensei Dan Giving Georgie Thomas Her Birthday Cake

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Meenhaz Janar, Charlie Collins & Dan Cuthbert at Sirmione Castle