BUCS 2014 Karate Championships, Sheffield

BUCS 2014 Karate Championships, Sheffield

GOLD for Sophie Santillo of Khalsa Champions Karate and Bronze for David Thomas of FSK Karate

Sunday 23rd February saw Sophie Santillo representing Richmond University at the British University Championships held in Ponds Forge Sheffield. For Sophie this was her first time at 18 representing Richmond and she proved she can match the best of what the universities had to challenge. Sophie had five fights and won
first round 8-0
second round 2-0
Quarters 3-0
Semis 3-1
Final 7-7 3-2 Flags. Gold

Sensei Sat commented “This was a tough weekend with some very good fighters in particular the semis against a very fast Ireland national and the finalist who was a very good kicker, but Sophie showed resilience and strength and although she made it hard for herself she showed dedication and determination scoring the final point on the last second in the final to level 7-7. This attitude will help her through the coming year. A good start to 2014 crowned 2014 BUCS Champion but still more work to do but positive signs showing! well done Sophie!”

David Thomas of Birmingham University and of FKA won a Bronze in the mens team event and was Team Captain. He lost for Bronze after reaching the semi finals in the mens division