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Gold and Silver medal for Karate Malta Team at Coji 2019

By Michelle Conti | In Achievements, News | on July 1, 2019

Three prominent athletes for Malta Karate Federation, Ema Farrugia, Kai Leyshon and Sonique Gatt took part in COJI 2019 championships which were held in Corsica, France between the 21st and 26th of May 2019. The athletes competed in kumite (sparring) where the results achieved were remarkable. Kai Leyshon landed gold in category Cadets +70Kg and Sonique Gatt landed silver in category Cadets +50Kg. Ema Farrugia placed 4th in category Cadets -50Kg. Athletes, were accompanied by National Coach Joseph Mizzi and Cristina Tonna, MKF official referee, who was also part of the refereeing commission in COJI 2019. ‘MKF athletes have once again shown very high technical level with consistent results. We would like to thank MOC for this opportunity and for the ongoing support given to MKF”. This was the comment of Joseph Mizzi, National Coach for Malta Karate Federation.

Midalja tad-deheb u tal-fidda fil-karate għal Team Malta – COJI 2019

Tlett atleti promettenti tal-Malta Karate Federation, Ema Farrugia, Kai Leyshon u Sonique Gatt ħadu sehem fil-kampjonati COJI 2019 li seħħew bejn il-21 u s-26 ta’ Mejju ġewwa Korsika, Franza. L-atleti ikkompetew fil-kumite (sparring) fejn ir-riżultati li inkisbu kienu mill-aqwa – Kai Leyshon rebaħ midalja tad-deheb fil-kategorija Cadets +68Kg u Sonique Gatt rebħet midalja tal-fidda fil-kategorija Cadets +50Kg filwaqt li Ema Farrugia kisbet ir-raba’ post fil-kategorija -50Kg. L-atleti kienu akkompanjati mill-Kowċ Nazzjonali Sensei Joseph Mizzi, kif ukoll minn Cristina Tonna, referee uffiċċjali tal-Malta Karate Federation, illi iffurmat parti mill-ġurija uffiċċjali tal-kampjonati COJI 2019. “L-atleti taw, għal darb’oħra, prestazzjoni mill-aqwa b’riżultati konsistenti. Nixtiequ nirringrazzjaw lill-KOM għal din l-opportunità kif ukoll għas-support kontinwu tagħhom”. Dan kien il-kumment ta’ Joseph Mizzi, kowċ nazzjonali tal-Malta Karate Federation.

Cristina Tonna
Kai Leyshon – 1st place
Sonique Gatt – 2nd place
Joseph Mizzi & Ema Farrugia

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