Sophie brings home a gold and silver

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Elly HannaNo comments

Our senior recruitment consultant Sophie Powell continues her quest for world champion and brings home two medals from this weekend's championship.


“Last weekend I competed in the annual Kent Karate Open Championships (Lenham, Kent) as a representative of SKF Portway Karate Club.  My first event was the Senior Grade Kata 15 years+. After a slightly wobbly start, I managed to make it to the semi-finals where I was narrowly beaten by one of my fellow SKF England Team Members. I ultimately finished 4th after losing the bronze medal match  to a competitor who is on the England Squad with me.


In the individual fighting event, I won my first round comfortably 4-0 and eventually won the silver medal after losing 6-2 in the final.


The team fighting event was a mixed event where I teamed up with two of my male SKF England teammates. The first fight ended in a draw, so the pressure was on for me to win my round – and I did 5 points to 0. Then with a win in the final round we took home the gold medal!


I feel really positive after this event as I know where I need to focus, so I am excited for the next event on 2nd June, the SKF Portway Open Championships and with the world championships getting closer every match is chance to learn and pin point where I need to improve.


Thanks to SKF Kent Karate for organising such a fantastic event”.


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