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SKA Main Dojo champions

Published on: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Karate Association (SKA) Main Dojo clinched the overall title in the just concluded Sabah State Cadet, Junior and Under-21 Karate Championship held at the Ranau Community hall from Jan 24-26.

They took home 10 gold and seven silver medals in the three-day competition to top the table standing followed by SK Tamparuli with five gold, one silver and five bronze medals while defending champions Tenom had to settle for third place with four gold, three silver and five bronze medals.

Mark Kevin Frederick of SKA Main Dojo and Tenom's Vellcarollynie Augustine each collected two gold medals for their teams.

Mark ruled the Cadet Men's kumite +70kg category and the Cadet Men's Team Kata while Vellcarollynie took her golds in the Cadet Women's Kata in both the individual and team category.

SKA Secretary General Julian Chin said the annual event which was held under their "Talent Identification Development" programme also set as a platform to select athletes for the National Junior Championship to be held in Seremban in March.

"It was a very good competition for the juniors and I am pleased with the support given by the branches and there are many young talents emerging from the meet as well."

A total of 300 athletes from all over Sabah as well as Sarawak and Labuan took part in the event which was officiated by Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun.