Karate Silver at European Championship

Sunday 16 October 2022

Decorated international karate champion Luke Barron (Year 10) has once again proved his mettle, this time winning a silver medal at the WUKF Karate Championships in Florence, Italy, in November.

It was a huge event, with 21 countries competing, 1,852 athletes, 260 coaches and 70 referees.  Luke scooped the silver medal in the 14-15 team Kata (with a new team member who was taking part in his first competition).  In the 14-15 individual Kata, Luke looked very strong and made it into the final six.  The final scores were very close and he finished fourth, just missing out on a second medal.

“When I found out I had won silver, the feeling was inexplainable!” said Luke.  “I felt beyond amazing, and immensely proud of both myself and my team mates, Marcus and Lewis.”