NZ Team wins medals at Junior World Champs
New Zealand has finished 18th on the Medal table out of 82 countries and over 1100 competitors. The 16 strong NZ team has become the most successful at a WKF world championships.
|Letitia Carr||Wellington ||Rembuden || U21 Kumite -60kg || 3rd Place|| || |
|Jazmine Holland||Auckland||Chidokan|| U21 Kumite -53kg|| 1st round loss|| || |
|Charlotte Munro||North Shore||Fushin Ryu|| U21 Kumite +60kg|| 1st round loss||1-0 in overtime || |
|Aidan Carr||Whangarei||Miyagi Kan|| U21 Kumite -78kg|| 1st round loss|| || |
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| Chris Rahardja|| North Shore|| Fushin Ryu|| 16/17 Kata || 2nd Place|| || |
| Nicky Roberts|| Whangarei|| Shito Kai|| 16/17 Kata || 3rd round loss|| || |
| Marina Monk|| North Shore|| Fushin Ryu|| 16/17 Kumite -59kg|| 5th =|| Lost to USA in overtime|| |
| Kayla Stowers|| Auckland|| Jyoshinmon|| 16/17 Kumite +59kg|| 2nd round loss|| || |
| Shane Tregidga|| Whangarei|| Miyagi Kan|| 16/17 Kumite -68kg|| 1st round loss|| || |
| Thomas Mackie|| Whangarei|| Miyagi Kan|| 16/17 Kumite -76kg|| 1st round loss|| || |
| Chris Rahardja|| North Shore|| Fushin Ryu|| 16/17 Kumite +76kg|| 1st round loss|| || |
| Barney Gill || Wellington|| || 16/17 Kumite -55kg|| 1st round loss|| || |
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| Kosei Higurashi|| North Shore|| Fushin Ryu|| 14/15 Kata|| 3rd round loss|| || |
| Kirby Wotherspoon|| Auckland|| Jyoshinmon|| 14/15 Kata|| 1st round loss|| || |
| Kosei Higurashi|| North Shore|| Fushin Ryu|| 14/15 Kumite -57kg|| 1st round loss|| 1-0 to Spain|| |
| William Wood|| North Shore|| Fushin Ryu|| 14/15 Kumite -63kg|| 2nd round loss|| 2-1 || |
| James Grace|| Hamilton|| Wado Kai|| 14/15 Kumite -70kg|| 2nd round loss to finalist|| close bouit in repocharge|| |
| Sarah Bryant|| Hamilton|| Wado Kai|| 14/15 Kumite -54kg|| 2nd round loss|| 4-3|| |
| Kirby Wotherspoon|| Auckland|| Jyoshinmon|| 14/15 Kumite +54kg|| 1st round loss|| || |
Chris Rahardja Silver Junior Male Kata
Letitia Carr Bronze 18-20yr U60kg Female Kumite
Marina Monk 5= Junior U59kg Female kumite
Kosei Higurashi won the first two rounds of cadet male kata losing in the 3rd round
Nicky Roberts Bye in the first round, won the second in the Junior female kata losing in the 3rd round
William Wood won the first round 3-0 over Poland lost the 2nd round 2-1 to Ireland with the winning Irish point coming from a second contact penalty.
James Grace won the first round coming from behind with a great 3-point mawashi geri to take the match 4-3. He lost to France but as the French competitor made the final James had another chance through the repocharge system. Unfortunately he lost to Morocco in a hard fought match.
Sarah Bryant won the first round in kumite (under 54kg Female Cadets) against Italy 2-0, scored a great ura mawashi but narrowly lost the 2nd round 4-3
Kayla Stowers won the first round in +59kg Junior Female Kumite winning 4-0
Letitia Carr of Wellington picked up New Zealands first medal winning bronze in the under 60kg 18-20yr female kumite division topping off a great year with a Silver at the world games in Taiwan in July.
Chris Rahardja from Fushin Ryu on the North Shore was 2nd in the Junior Kata (16-17yrs) NZ's first kata medal in WKF competition. An unfortunate brain block meant the he was unable to finish his kata in the final, gifting the gold medal to Japan.
Kosei Higurashi from Fushin Ryu won two rounds of kata to make the third round which made him only the 3 NZ male to win through a round in WKF kata competition.
Marina Monk from Fushin Ryu won against Japan 4-3 in a close match to get into the 3rd round after having a bye in the first round. She lost to Belgium in overtime 3-0 after letting in an ura mawashi geri. Belgium went on to the final giving Marina a change for Bronze through the repocharge system. Beating Germany got her a step closer. Ahead of the Netherlands 1-0 with 16 seconds to go Marina lost her footing after excellent pressure from the Netherlands while she was down she received a mawashigeri to the face which resulted in the Netherlands being disqualified. An unfortunate end to a well fought bout. This set her up for the bronze medal match against the USA after some excellent work from the doctors. Unfortunately she lost in over time but received 5= in the under 59kg division.
Nine of the 16 kiwis competing have won through their first round. The competitors that lost fought very well and there were many close down to the wire bouts. This is indeed a team closing in fast on the best in the world!