NAKU strikes gold

The Namibia Karate strikes gold at 2018 Commonwealth Karate Championships that was held at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa.

The Namibia Karate Union (NAKU) is incredibly proud to announce and its team of 43 athletes that participated in the 9th Commonwealth Karate Championships managed to secure 6 Commonwealth bronze medals and 1 Commonwealth gold medal.
The tournament consisted of both the Commonwealth Cup (under 14 years, veterans and masters divisions) and the Commonwealth Championships (cadets, juniors, under 21 and seniors) with 936 contestants from 13 countries competed in the four day tournament.
Since its inclusion into the 2020 Olympic Games, there has been tremendous growth in karate worldwide therefore the Commonwealth Karate Championships are seen as one of the highest platforms for elite level karate participation.
These athletes have proven that Namibia Karate is not only ready to compete against some of the best in the world but also achieve at an elite level!
NAKU would like to congratulate all of its athletes on their achievements at this year’s Common-wealth Karate Championships as you have made your country proud and NAKU would like to thank this year’s primary sponsor, Futurenergy, for helping make this dream possible.
Finally, NAKU hopes to inspire more athletes and sponsors to get involved in this amazing sport as we build up to the AUSC Region 5 Karate Championships which will be hosted in Namibia in May 2019.
Our Commonwealth medalists are:
Ané Olivier – bronze (Kumite)
Requelle Rickerts – bronze (Kumite)
Carlo Amia – bronze (Kumite)
Freddy Mwiya – bronze (Kata) and gold (Kumite)
Suzelle Pronk – bronze (Kumite)
Stefan van der Merwe – bronze (Kumite)

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