Two Medals in Halle-Leipzig for Canadian Karateka
Halle-Leipzig, Germany, September 10th, 2017 – Over the weekend, Canadian National Team Roster members were in Halle-Leipzig for the German Open K-1 Championships, which were held from September 8th-10th. The Canadian delegation included 21 athletes, accompanied by three coaches, one support staff member and four officials. A total of over 1300 athletes from 87 countries competed in this event. This weekend event saw a number of spirited performances on the part of Canadian athletes, including three top-10 finishes.
In women’s kumite, Haya Jumaa earned a silver medal in the -61kg division, while Camélie Boisvenue placed 5th in the +68kg category. In men’s kumite, Daniel Gaysinsky finished with a bronze medal in the +84kg category. The German Open is an important preparation event on the road to the next summer Olympic Games, taking place in Tokyo 2020.
(To view full results from the 2017 German Open, click here.)