Local karateka fly the SA flag high

2018-10-25 06:00
Wian De Beer (left) and Tyler Hogan will represent South Africa in November.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Wian De Beer (left) and Tyler Hogan will represent South Africa in November.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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TWO students from Suid Natal Karate have been selected to represent South Africa at the ninth Commonwealth Karate Championships, to be held from November 28 until December 2 at The Olive Convention Centre Ice Arena in Durban.

Tyler Hogan will be competing in the Championship division, which is for karateka 14 years and older. Tyler will be competing in the Cadet (14/15 years) Kata Category for Elite karateka as a Protea. This is the second Commonwealth tournament for Tyler, who previously competed in the Commonwealth Karate Championship held in India in 2015. Wian De Beer will be competing in the Commonwealth Cup which is for all athletes from seven to 13 years. Wian will compete in the Kumite Category 10 /11 under 45 kg category. Junior athletes seven to 13 years will compete with Karate South Africa colors. “This is an excellent achievement and opportunity for both karateka and I wish them all the best,” said Ugu karate chairperson Sensei Coenie Vrey.

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