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Congratulations to Athan and Dean Dritsas who represented Salesian College on Friday 19 April at the 2013 Australian Schools and University Karate Championships.
Athan won a Gold medal in Kumite Individual Male Juniors division and Dean won a Bronze medal in Kumite Individual Male Children’s division. The boys also competed in the 2013 AKF Australian Open Championships on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21.
Athan won a bronze medal in Kumite Juniors weight division and Dean won Silver medal in Kumite children’s weight division. Athan also competed in the Kumite Junior Open (open to all weight divisions), made it through to the finals and he won a Silver medal.
In the final Athan was up against a boy from Estonia, a giant at 6ft 4” weighing 92kg. He is the current European heavy weight champion and World Cup Junior heavy weight Champion.
It was a great match, Athan was in a real ‘David and Goliath’ competition and only lost by 2 points.
Easter Break Results
Athan and Dean’s results over the Easter break while competing in the 2013 USA Open in Las Vegas. Athan won a Gold medal in Kumite and is now the 2013 USA Open Champion in his division.
Dean performed magnificently making it to the quarter finals just outside a podium finish.
Congratulations to both Athan and Dean, Salesian College is extremely proud of your efforts.