Wilkinson and Iris strike gold

  • Bermuda’s team of Kent Bean Jr, Kentaro Bean, Talia Iris, Garon Wilkinson and Kaelin Cox proudly hold the island’s flag aloft at the Pan American Kungfu Championships in San Jose, California, yesterday

    Bermuda’s team of Kent Bean Jr, Kentaro Bean, Talia Iris, Garon Wilkinson and Kaelin Cox proudly hold the island’s flag aloft at the Pan American Kungfu Championships in San Jose, California, yesterday

  • Medal haul: Bermuda’s team of Kaelin Cox, Talia Iris, Kent Bean Jr, Garon Wilkinson and Kentaro Bean, deliver a demonstration at the Pan American King fu Championships in San Jose, California, at the weekend

    Medal haul: Bermuda’s team of Kaelin Cox, Talia Iris, Kent Bean Jr, Garon Wilkinson and Kentaro Bean, deliver a demonstration at the Pan American King fu Championships in San Jose, California, at the weekend


Garon Wilkinson and Talia Iris claimed a gold medals at the Pan American Kungfu Championships in San Jose, California, this weekend.

Wilkinson, making his debut in the masters category, won the soft weapons, took silver in the Northern open hand and silver in the two-man fighting set competing alongside Bermuda team-mate with Kaelin Cox.

Iris seized gold in the open hand tai chi and silver in the straight sword tai chi. Cox was also second in long weapons and fourth in the Southern open hand form.

In the 18 to 39 age category, Kent Bean Jr was second in short weapons and tenth in Northern open hand. Meanwhile, Kentaro Bean came 26th in Northern open hand form and fifth in short weapons in the 12 to 17-year-old division.

Bermuda picked up seven medals at the competition, two gold and five silver.

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Published Jul 14, 2019 at 8:09 pm (Updated Jul 14, 2019 at 8:59 pm)

Wilkinson and Iris strike gold

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