Canada Brings Home 2 Karate Medals at University Combat Sports World Cup
Canada sent a delegation of 11 karate athletes to the FISU University Combat Sports World Cup in Samsun Turkey, from September 21-30. Five athletes reached the medal round and 2 athletes secured a bronze medal.
Claudia Laos-Loo from Simon Fraser University won a bronze medal in the Female Kata division while Karim Waleed Ghaly from the University of Ottawa won a bronze medal in the Male Kata division. Mélissa Baillargeon of Université Laval (Female Kata), Alexandre St-Arneault of HEC Montréal (Male Kumite –84 kg) and Shon Zinger of York University (Male Kumite –60 kg) all reached the medal rounds and finished with a 5th place.
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Daphné Trahan-Perreault, Communication Lead