Back row: Mairead Kavanagh, Rory Kavanagh and Declan Kavanagh, Coach. Front Row: Sensei Jon Wicks 8th Dan WIKF World Chief Instructor, William Millesrson 8th Dan WKF Vice Chairman and President of the World WIKF)[/caption]
DUNDRUM’S Mairead and Rory Kavanagh both won bronze medals at the WIKF World Karate Championships at the K2 Sport Complex, Crawley in Surrey at the weekend.
Mairead after being very unlucky in her age and weight category went on to win her bronze medal in the team event for her age category. While Rory, competed in the male -67 kg category. Rory won his first fight against an opponent from the Netherlands 4-2.
He then went on to demolish his next opponent from Belgium 8-0. It was a competitor from Denmark who eventually put Rory’s hope of a world gold medal to bed.
It was a very closely fought semi final with the scores drawn at 4-4 when in the dying seconds Nymand Marcus from Denmark scored with a three point technique denying Rory a place in the final.