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Karate kids boost Team SA’s medal count in Botswana
- Updated: June 4, 2014
Then it was over to the Boipuso Hall where the karate code kickstarted their campaign.
Natalie Faint was first in action in the kata category where karataka go through a pre-detemined routine of moves against an imaginary opponent.
The Capetonian was in contention for bronze but came up short against her Algerian opponent.
But Silvio Cerone-Biagioni from Fourways, picture right, got the codes medal count up and running when he took bronze versus his Algerian opponent in the kata category. Apparently his father is also no mean exponent of the kata movements.
Then it was Yashveer Jugoo who was in the kumite category which features non-stop two-minute per round action. He lost both his gumguard and his bout against his Zimbabwe opponent in the -55kg division.
Kumite action then saw Nico Papachrysostomou take the teams second bronze in the -61kg weight division and Minet Uys added a third bronze in the kumite (-61kg).