WKF Youth League – Porec, Croatia

### Youth League Performance Report: Kobe Yogarajah

We are proud to share the performance details of our talented athlete, Kobe Yogarajah, who recently competed in the Youth League in the Male Junior -55kg category. Kobe was selected to represent our club, demonstrating his dedication and skill at an international level.

**First Round Match-Up**

Kobe’s first round was a challenging bout against a highly ranked opponent, the 32nd ranked fighter in the world from Italy. Despite a slow start, Kobe showcased his impressive karate skills with remarkable timing and precision. He executed some exciting moves, including well-timed punches and powerful front leg round kicks to the midsection of his opponent.

**Match Outcome**

Kobe managed to score 2 points during the bout, displaying his potential and resilience. However, the match concluded with a score of 7-2 in favor of the Italian fighter. Kobe’s opponent went on to reach the semi final of his pool but lost on flags, which unfortunately meant that Kobe did not have the opportunity to fight again in the repechage round.

**Kobe’s Takeaways and Future Prospects**

Although Kobe did not advance further in the competition, his performance in the Youth League was commendable. Competing against one of the top-ranked fighters in the world provided invaluable experience and highlighted areas for growth and improvement. Kobe’s ability to score points and execute advanced techniques under pressure is a testament to his training and potential.

We are confident that Kobe will continue to develop his skills and come back stronger in future competitions. His determination and performance at the Youth League serve as an inspiration to his peers and a reminder of the high level of talent within our club.

Congratulations, Kobe Yogarajah, on your efforts and achievements at the Youth League! We look forward to seeing your continued progress and success in the world of karate.