Guyana Karate College (GKC) enjoyed a fine outing yesterday as they captured 42 gold medals on day one of the 2019 International Karate Daigaku Caribbean Karate Cup which commenced at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
GKC won 21 gold medals in the team kata and team Bunkai categories, 18 silver and six bronze in the team kata, 15 silver and six bronze in the team Bunkai.
Leading the medal haul were the male and female 8-11 teams that won three gold medals each in the 3-1 kyu division, while the male 8-11 took gold in the 1+dan (first Dan); the female team finished third.
The 12-15 male team took the top podium spot in the 3-1 kyu, while the male team won the 16-19 segment. The male 50+ team claimed the gold in the 1+ Dan category.
The male and female 8-11 teams continued their dominance in the team Bukai as they captured gold in the 6-4kyu, while the 12-15 and 16-19 male carted off the gold medals in the 3.1kyu division. The Guyanese continued to add to their collection of prizes as the female won gold in the 1+dan, while the male 40-49 and over 50 teams took the gold in the 1+dan.
Trinidad and Tobago won gold in the 1+dan team Bunkai, 16-19 1+dan and 20-29 male 1+dan. The Twin Island Republic also took the top prizes in the 12-15 3-1kyu.
The GKC female 8-11 team of Alyssa Ramotar, Alyssa Singh and Anya Insanally won gold in the individual 1+dan, while Trinidad and Tobago took the top three places in the 8-11 individual 3-1 kyu. The competition continues today. (Zaheer Mohamed)
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