De Wet Moolman becomes world champ on home turf

Namibian Karate athlete De Wet Moolman has once again been crowned World Champion (ages 22 – 34) after his outstanding performance during the 8th JSKA Karate World Championships which were held at the Dome in Swakopmund over the weekend. It was the biggest karate event to be hosted in Namibia yet.

“We’re very happy and proud how the event turned out,” said Dave Hammond of the Dome to namib times. He continued saying that it was the biggest event hosted at the Dome and that the international participants were extremely happy by the professionalism showed by the Karate Association and the Dome.
“If I could rate the event, I would give it a 10/10,” he said.
According to Paul van Biljon, one the of the trustees of the Dome, more than 2000 people entered the facility during the championship on Friday and Saturday.
A total of about 370 participants from 14 countries participated in the various divisions. They came from all over including Angola, Botswana, the Czech Republic, England, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Palestine Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland and Zimbabwe.
Amongst all the participants Namibian karate master De Wet Moolman excelled on Saturday, winning a total of three Gold medals. Moolman got second place in the Open Division, after being defeated by a narrow margin by Stefan Terblanche from South Africa. Scotland also made history at the 8th JSKA World Karate Championships.
The karate athlete Holly Rye won a total of five Gold medals.

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