Knockbeg College students took gold and bronze medals representing Ireland at the International Karate Union World Championships in Caorle, Italy recently.
Eoghan Chelmiah (Leaving 1) and his brother Oisín (1st Year) took part in the competition which took place on October 10–14. The boys were among athletes from 20 countries to compete in the championships which took place over two days with the competition starting at 8am every day.
Oisín, in the 12 - 13 year old group, was up for his Kata event early in the day and was leading on scores at the end of the first round. He was the last competitor in the final round and consolidated his lead to take the gold medal in Kata. He took part in the kumite event and was narrowly beaten in the semi-final by a Ukrainian.
Eoghan was in the 16-17 year old section and competed in Kata making it into the final round on Sunday. He then went on to take part in the kumite event losing out to the eventual English winner in the semi-final before beating a Romanian in the third place bout to take the bronze medal. It was back to the arena early on Sunday morning to take part in the Kata final where he narrowly missed out on the medals coming in fourth place.