Lucy Gibson Wins World Championship Medal in Karate
Lucy Gibson, from Presentation College, Carlow recently travelled as one of a team of eight from Ireland, to the 13th WKC World Karate Champions in Belgrade, Serbia. The team consisted of four from Askea Karate Club, two from Carlow Karate Club and two from Northern Ireland. Lucy competed in four different events. Individual Kata 14-15, individual Sambon Fighting 14-15, individual Ippon fighting 14-15 and Lucy also joined the two from Ulster Karate in Team Sambon fighting 14-15. Unfortunately she fell unlucky with her individual events by losing to Macedonia in the second round of individual Sambon (5-3) and losing Northern Ireland in the first round of individual Ippon.
Lucy was also s a member of the UKC team which consisted of the girls from Northern Ireland and the Presentation College student. They won out their section and are now the current World Champions.
Congratulations to the trainers and members of the two Carlow Karate clubs. What an achievement to have six of the top eight in Ireland from Carlow.