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Team scoops medals in Virginia

Medals galore: left to right - Andrea McKey, Kallan Todd, Eugene Simons, Rakeysha Robinson, Sensei Skipper Ingham, Riley Mason. Kneeling: Kianna Aguiar-Vaughans and Callahj Simons.

A team representing the Bermuda Karate Institute, the Bermuda Karate Organisation and Tabata-Ha Shotokan Karate-do Bermuda brought back several medals from the World Cup Finals Tournament in Reston, Virginia.

The team claimed four firsts and five seconds and a third, with Sensei Andrea McKey leading the way with a first in kata, first in open weapons (sword) and second in traditional weapons, all in the over-40s division.

Sensei Skipper Ingham placed second in the over 40s kata, while Riley Mason came first in kata in the 15-17 female division and third in sparring.

Rakeysha Robinson claimed second place in the 15-17 female division while Eugene Simons was second in the over 40s underbelt traditional kata.

Kallan Todd was a finalist in 8-10 boys intermediate kata and a finalist in sparring, winning his first-round match before losing in the next round.

The youngest members of the team also performed well, with Callahj Simons placing first in the boys and girls 6-8 beginners kata and Kianna Aguiar-Vaughans coming second in 6-8 beginners kata.