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Karate: Shoujin youngsters take British Open titles

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 October 2017

Shoujin Karate Kai's Jorunas Gorelcenka celebrates his title win

Shoujin Karate Kai's Jorunas Gorelcenka celebrates his title win

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Shoujin Karate Kai youngsters were among the medals at the British Open Championships in Scotland at the weekend.

More than 45 associations from across the UK, as well as Italy and Germany, competed in kata and kumite at the prestigious event in Edinburgh.

And Newham’s Shoujin finished joint eighth overall in the final medal table after picking up three golds and two bronze.

Domantas Stankas and Eimantas Puzneckis won bronze in their kumite events, while JJ Francis was crowned British champion in the male cadet kumite (over-65kg).

Jorunas Gorelcenka won 10 years kata gold and 10 to 11 years kumite (over-35kg) gold to complete the haul to the delight of coach Tony Solley.

He said: “Despite some disappointing results for a few, overall the team performed fantastically and we are very proud to be returning with three new British Open titles.”

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