The SAKAI Association had a very successful trip to Dublin at the weekend competing in the Irish International Open
Eight out of our twelve athletes performed to their potential and achieved podium positions at the Irish International Open, the balance of our athletes learned from the experience and gained valuable tatami time.
The first success of the day came in the Girls 10/11yrs -33kgs, which saw Eve Watt achieve a Bronze Medal.
Next up Liam Collins achieved a Silver Medal and his younger brother Scott also achieved a Bronze in the Boys 10/11yrs -34kgs category.
Further success was realised with Lewis Bryson achieving a Silver Medal in the Boys 12/13yrs – 42kgs category. Two further Bronze Medals came our way with Billie Ross in the Female Cadet -54kgs and Kyle McLean in the Male Seniors -75kgs category.
Daisy Hutchison followed up her resent British 4 Nations success by being crowned the Irish International Open Champion in the Girls 10/11yrs +33kgs category.
Daisy had to really dig deep yesterday to overcome some very talented and aggressive adversaries to be crowned Champion. She literally had to go to war to ensure her victory.
Matthew Pratt was not going to be out done by Dundee’s “Little Pocket Rocket” Daisy Hutchison and came out of the gate all guns blazing and swept aside all of his opponents to be crowned Irish International Open Champion in the Male Cadet +70kgs category.