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Wax On, Wax Off: Team Malta Dominate As Karate Kids Take Home Gold At European Championship

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Team Malta closed off the 6th Small States of Europe Karate Championship with 9 Gold, 4 Silver and 12 Bronze medals.

Malta’s national karate team competed in the Small States of Europe Karate Championships held in Iceland this week, going head to head with over 200 athletes from Luxembourg, Cyprus, Iceland, Monaco, San Marino and Liechtenstein.

Malta’s karate kids put on an impressive performance throughout the competition, accumulating gold, silver and bronze medals which saw Team Malta finish in a respectable fourth place.

The Malta Karate Federation was chuffed by the results of their hardworking athletes, taking to Facebook to express how proud they were with the results.

“Fantastic results achieved by the National Team of The Malta Karate Federation in the Small States Karate Championships which were held in Iceland this year…Well done to all for all your hard work and dedication and thank you all for your love and support all throughout this incredible experience!”

Those taking home Gold include Kimberely Stanton; who competed in the ‘Female Kata’, and Sarah Galea; competing in the ‘Junior Kumite Female 59KG+’ category.

Galea’s victory marks her fifth consecutive gold medal in Kumite at the Small States of Europe Championships…

Other gold medalists include Jaydon Pollaccco; Cadet Kumite (57 KG), Matthew Vella; Junior Kata Male, Barbara Borg; Junior Kumite Female (48 KG), Jessica Vella; U14 Kata Female and U14 Kumite Female 42 KG, the Malta Male Kumite Junior Team and the Malta Female Kumite U14 team.

Congratulations to all other Maltese athletes who received silver and bronze and to Team Malta as a collective for putting on a great show and making our country proud!

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