Exciting WKF Event in Spain: Theo Langhorn Shines with Bronze Medal

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The recent WKF event in Spain brought thrilling moments and outstanding performances from young karate athletes worldwide. One of the standout achievements came from Theo Langhorn, who secured a Bronze medal in the Cadet Male Kata category. Theo, a member of the English Karate Federation (EKF) National Squad, demonstrated remarkable skill and determination, defeating Isa Cheon from the USA, who is ranked number 2 in the world, to clinch the bronze.

Theo Langhorn's journey to the bronze medal was anything but easy. Competing against some of the best in the world, Theo showed immense perseverance and talent. Last year, Theo represented England at the European Cadet, Junior, and U21 WKF Championships in Georgia. His hard work and dedication have now paid off, as he is currently ranked 10th in the world in the Male Cadet Kata section.

The excitement didn’t end with Theo’s success. Several other competitors from the EKF National Squad also performed admirably, narrowly missing out on medals:

  • Ruby Rees, a dedicated member of the EKF National Kata Squad, finished 5th in the Junior Kata Female category.
  • Jack Wilson, another talented EKF National  Kata Squad member, finished 5th in the U21 Male Kata category.
  • James Walker, also part of the EKF National Kumite  Squad, finished 5th in the U21 Male Kumite -75kg category.

The event marked the return of Karate’s most popular competition for youngsters to A Coruna, a beautiful northern Spanish city. The Karate 1-Youth League, held from May 16 to 19, 2024, attracted young karatekas from around the globe. This was the second time A Coruna hosted the event, following a highly successful inaugural competition in 2023. The enthusiasm and energy were palpable, with participants and spectators alike enjoying the vibrant atmosphere.

Theo Langhorn’s achievement, along with the commendable performances of Ruby, Jack, and James, highlights the growing talent and dedication within the English karate community. Their hard work and determination continue to inspire young athletes and promise a bright future for karate in England.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the National Kata Squad or National Kumite Squad, come along to one of our regional sessions. These sessions are a fantastic opportunity to showcase your skills and join a community of dedicated karate athletes. For more information on dates and locations, please check out our website or visit our Facebook page.

Congratulations to Theo and the entire EKF National Squad for their fantastic efforts and for making their country proud!

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