Sophie Santillo Bronze Lion Cup, Luxembourg and England Squad Training

Sophie Santillo Bronze Lion Cup, LuxembourgThis weekend saw our very own Sophie Santillo represent Khalsa Champions in the Lion Cup held in Luxembourg.

Sophie fought Saturday evening and was the only pair to fight and extra fight whilst every one else went through to the quarter finals.

All of Sophie's fight were against Swiss opponents and she finished her 1st round and quarters very easily taking the win 4-0 and 8-2, sending her through to the semis.
In the semis Sophie took an early lead 1-0 which got leveled to 1-1. The fight progressed with both fighters stepping up a gear and Sophie had to settle for bronze taking a loss of 4-7 but a well deserved bronze!!

Sensei Sat commented "A huge well done to Sophie for representing the club on her own and still medaling. Sophie has worked hard and this competition is no exception to high standard, however it just did not go our way! Sometimes we have to loose to win!! Great experience!! Well done Sophie. My thanks also goes to Sensei Junior lefevre for coaching and Jenny Warling and her family for looking after Sophie and inviting her to train the next day at there dojo!"

The next day saw our other Khalsa member Francesca Hardcastle at England Training in Stoke. This was for Seniors only but Francesca went for the experience. Although she has been sick for the past two days her commitment was awesome and she had a good 2 hour training session!!Well done Fran!!!

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  • EKF
  • English Karate Federation
  • Thames Community Foundation
  • Design Gurus
  • MCE
  • J.Lefevre
  • YMCA
  • Sport Kingston
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