Members of the Taneda Karate Dojo earned 19 medals at the first annual Canadian Open Karate tournament in Richmond. Submitted photo

Karate athletes win medals

The Taneda Karate Dojo picked up 19 medals at the Canadian Open Karate tournament

Twenty members of Taneda Karate Dojo picked up 19 medals, including three gold, at the first annual Canadian Open Karate tournament in Richmond at the Olympic Oval.

The weekend championship had Taneda Karate Dojo members face international competition from seven countries.

Jacob Vodarek picked up gold in boys 13 year old Intermediate Kumite and silver in Kata.

Michaela Giang won Silver in both Kata and Kumite in the Women’s Masters Division.

Zack Stevens and Takeshi Smith cleaned up in the boys 16/17 Advanced divisions. The pair fought in the final of the Kumite division with Stevens taking the gold and Smith, silver. In Kata, they both medaled with Stevens taking silver and Smith, bronze.

Timur Mcnern captured bronze in boys 12 year old Intermediate Kata and then jumped up to the 12/13 year old Elite Kumite division where he won silver.

Also medaling were Evan Vodarek, bronze in boys 10 year old Intermediate Kumite, Carolyn Ziebarth, silver in girls 16/17 year old Intermediate Kumite, Caleb Enns, silver in boys 16/17 year old 76-kilogram Elite Kumite, Lily Leggott, bronze in girls 12/13 year old Intermediate Kumite and Thaddeus Enns, bronze in boys 12-year-old Intermediate Kumite.

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