Young Alina Rubina has become Traditional Karate Academy Boston’s first World Cup medallist.
Club members competed at the 18th Traditional Karate-Do World Championships and the second Traditional Karate-Do Children’s World Cup in Krakow.
More than 2,000 competitors from about 40 countries took part in this event in Poland.
Expectations were high and the performances exceeded what had been hoped for.
Nine-year-old Alina won bronze in the Children’s World Cup in individual kata.
Chief instructor Zbigniew Godzisz said: “‘We spent the last year preparing hard and, once again, the competition turned out to be a best possible training and the confrontation of actual skills in a situation of fighting against the strongest possible opponents.
“Big progress was recorded and conclusions have been made.
“We are already planning the training framework for the next year’s European Championships and looking forward to the next World Championship and Children’s World Cup in 2018, which will take place in Okinawa, Japan.”