Karate: World Tang Soo Do Association African Championship | 07 October 2019
Steve Marie grabs three gold medals, two for Mastura Shah-Faure
It was double celebrations for Steve Marie in Gaborone, Botswana at the weekend.
After successfully achieving his first dan black belt, Marie won three gold medals in open Hyung, Hyung with weapons, and sparring at the World Tang Soo Do Association African Championship.
Marie also won the dan senior male grand champion cup.
Female black belt second dan Mastura Shah-Faure picked up two gold medals, while Joseph Bibi, who successfully completed his black belt second dan grading at his second attempt, won two medals – one gold and one silver.
Like Marie, who became a black belt holder at the weekend, Jahvis Bernard finished on the second highest step of the podium three times to win three silver medals.
Dean Athanase (third Gup) grabbed two silver medals and Che Benoiton, who is also a new black belt holder, finished with one silver and two bronze medals.
Altogether, the Northern Tang Soo Do studio won 15 medals – six gold, six silver and three bronze.