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Botswana wins big at world Karate & Kobudo tournament in Spain

Botswana wins big at world Karate & Kobudo tournament in Spain


<h3>Botswana’s Karate team has continued the country’s winning streak at the inter-continental level in Spain where it won nine medals in a day at the 8th Hayashi-Ha International Championship.</h3> <p>They won two Gold, four Silver and three Bronze last weekend on the first day of the two-day Karate & Kobudo event (July 29-30) in Barcelona.</p> <p>Ofentse Bakwadi won Gold in the Senior Male Individual Kata while Mohammed Hussain, Motlhomi Makepe and Kagiso Mophuting won in the junior (14-15 years) Kata team category.</p> <p>The Senior male Kata team won Silver as well as the 14-17 years kumite team. Ahmed Ali Hussain also won Silver in the 12-13 years individual Kumite while Kagiso Mophuting won Silver in the 14-15 years 79kg category.</p> <p>The bronze was won by the 10-11 years boys Kumite team, Phillip Revaka in the boys 16-17 years Kata category and Motlhomi Makepe in the 14-15 years Kumite 52kg category.</p> <p>This win follows the national team’s sterling performance in Mozambique in June at the Africa Union Sports Council (<span class="caps">AUSC</span>) Region V championships where it won 65 medals. It lead South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola.</p> <p>Two weeks earlier, the Senior team won seven medals at the <span class="caps">UFAK</span> Africa Karate Championships in Cameroon.</p>
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