Success for Gibbons family at Karate World Cup event

WINNERS: The Gibbons family - Hannah, Tegan, Chloe and Damian - picked up some great results at the Karate World Cup in Liverpool last month.

WINNERS: The Gibbons family - Hannah, Tegan, Chloe and Damian - picked up some great results at the Karate World Cup in Liverpool last month.

Damian Gibbons, originally from Black Springs, and his three daughters Chloe, Hannah and Tegan competed in the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) Karate World Cup held on October 20 to 22 in Liverpool and came away with some amazing results.

Chloe Gibbons, aged 13, came first in Traditional Kata which made her world champion, third in Traditional Weapons, and fourth in Sparring.

Hannah Gibbons, aged 12, was placed second in Traditional Kata and second in Point Sparring which placed her number two in the World.

Tegan Gibbons, aged 8, competed with a broken arm but placed first in Sword Combat which made her World Champion.

Mr Gibbons came in third in Traditional Weapons.

“I only just came off crutches two days prior to the event after a broken ankle. I was still wearing a air boot in the competition,” Gibbons said.

“The family would like to acknowledge Shihan Rod and Sensai Dale from Thornberry Martial Arts for their training and mentoring.

“The whole team competed with pride and took home titles belts and placings.”

With the success at the ISKA the girls qualified for the Australian titles to be held in November.

Hannah now leads the NSW Championships in Traditional Kata, Traditional Weapons and Point Sparring, Chloe is fourth in Traditional Kata and fifth in Point Sparring and Tegan is third for Sword Combat.