Dyer the avenger in Barbados
Krista Dyer avenged her defeat to Sara Buczek from a year ago after defeating the Canadian in the main event at Sanda Kicks and Licks in Barbados last weekend.
Dyer, of the Bermuda Sanshou Association, reinforced her reputation as one of the best fighters in the region, winning the first and third rounds and drawing the second, to claim the women’s 65kg title
Reyel Bowen, also of the BSA, won the men’s plus-90kg weight division in a round-robin competition with Emerson Hurley, of Barbados, and Dustin Knight, of the United States.
Hurley retired in the third round of his opening bout against Knight before withdrawing from his match against Bowen.
Bowen faced Knight in the final round-robin match and beat his opponent with a takedown in the second round for the technical knockout win.
Dyer and Bowen will now turn their attentions to the Pan American Wushu Championships in Buenos Aires in November.
Other BSA fighters in action were Johneiro Outerbridge who enjoyed first-round knockout Dario Waithe to take the 80kg kickboxing title.
Nathaniel Thomas won the 8 to 9-year-old boys’ category with three consecutive wins, while Quennel Robinson won silver in the men’s 75kg category and Dean Jones took bronze. Antoine Fox secured a silver in the men’s 80kg division.
Sebastian Davis, of the BSA Sanda Panda programme, placed fourth after winning his quarter-final. Shaela Bailey also came fourth in the 9 to 12 girls’ category.
Sanda Pandas Alessandro Davis, Matai Phipps and Phoenix Palacio also lost in the quarter-finals.
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