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Karate: Reynolds is on the way to Zagreb.

CARDIFF and Dudley were venues for two important events in the Welsh Karate calendar.

The Welsh Karate governing body held national squad training and selections at the Welsh Institute of Sport for this year's Senior European Championships in Croatia in May.

Vale Karate coach Gareth Reynolds 26, again made the squad.

Gareth, will be contesting the under-67kg men's Kumite event in Zagreb.

The Welsh Karate Collective's Alice Hooper, the only female competitor selected, also made the squad in the Ladies Kata event.

Meanwhile, at the David Lloyd Sports Complex, in Dudley, the United Styles UK Open was held.

Vale Karate's youngest squad members Chloe Fry, nine, and eight-year-old Kloe Chris to for a to held the limelight, taking the under-10 events by storm.

The Vale 10-12 years girls team of Jessica Kinson, Hannah Gibbon and Megan Hopkins landed the title.

There were silver medals for Hannah Gibbon and Leah Copeland in the 10-12 and 13-15 kata events respectively and for Rob Green in the men's heavyweight kumite.

Bronzes were won by Bradley Chris to for a to in kata, Nick Sherrin in kumite, Rob Green jnr in kumite, Adam Yusuf in kumite and Leah Copeland, Bethan Hopkins and Chelsea Ware, competing as the 13-15 Vale kumite team.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 25, 2009
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