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Young Athukorala wins two karate gold medals

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Seven-year-old Rehan Athukorala won a commanding two gold medals at the Kenshinkai Karate Championship 2017. 

Young Athukorala from St. Peters College won both his events - Kata and Kumitae - emulating his elder brother, black belt karateka Randev Athukorala, Sri Lanka’s cadet captain, who is ranked 17th in the world as per the latest rankings of the World Karate Federation. 

Rehan Athukorala is trained by former Sri Lanka national karateka Sensei Asela and managed by his father black belter Dr. Rohantha Athukorala. 

Commenting on his victory, Rehan said: “This is my first major tournament. I have to train harder before going for international championships.”  Shihan D.M.D. Nimal, the President of the Kenshinkai Do Association, Sri Lanka, commented: “Two Alumni of Kenshinkai have produced two South Asian medallions for Sri Lanka and I hope they will go on to compete at the next Commonwealth Championships and bring honour to the country.”

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