The mother-son duo of Roza (left) and Timur McNern won medals for the Taneda Karate Dojo at the Junior International Cup and the USA Open.

Medals in Vegas for Taneda Karate Dojo

West Kelowna-based club steps on podium at International Cup and USA Open

The Taneda Karate Dojo returned home from Las Vegas this week with some hardware and plenty of international experience.

Eleven members of the local dojo competed over the Easter long weekend at the  2015 Junior International Cup and the USA Open, the largest tournament of its kind in the world.

Timur McNern, 9,  turned in a memorable effort in one of the largest divisions at the USA Open. Timur won all four of his matches to take home the gold medal.

Not to be outdone, Timur’s mother, Roza Tynybayeva, won gold in her kumite division and a silver in kata.

Adam Doucette won his first three matches in the 13-year-old division at the Junior International Cup, getting him to the semifinals, before he eventually settled for with place.

In the team kumite competition Adam and his two teammates from Quebec fought teams from Germany, USA and Mexico. There were 17 teams from around the world in this event, with Adam and his team placing fifth.

Caitlyn Riddle won bronze in both of the the girls 10-year-old kata and kumite divisions.

Rita Becker won silver in the women’s masters kumite.

“Overall it was a fantastic experience for all the athletes that went. We learned many things and got to be around some of the best karate athletes in the world. That experience is priceless.”


Just Posted

Two-vehicle crash slows traffic on highway in Kelowna

A collision between two cars on Sunday morning at the corner of Highway 97 and Highway 33

Hodge: Welcome back Ben but about your leader

Charlie Hodge’s weekly column look at the Kelowna West byelection

Kelowna Lantern Festival kicks off Chinese New Year

The eighth annual Lantern Festival was held Saturday night

Popular stories from the week

Every Saturday, the Capital News highlights popular stories from the week

Mining led to mass production, says UBCO prof

Without destructive mining, mass production and consumption would not be possible

What’s happening

Check out what is happening this weekend in the Okanagan-Shuswap.

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Vees lose to Rivermen

First period proves costly in 5-3 loss to Rivermen.

B.C. VIEWS: Subsidy supercluster settles in B.C.

Ottawa, Victoria add to their overlapping ‘innovation’ budgets

Warriors rally for win over Grizzlies

West Kelowna scored five times in the third period Saturday at LePage Place to beat Victoria

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Canada’s first ever men’s ski slopestyle medal

Men’s hockey team beats South Korea and women’s curling reverses losing streak

Canada’s Beaulieu-Marchand wins bronze in Olympic slopestyle

The skier from Quebec City scored 92.40 on his second run

Russian athlete suspected of doping at PyeongChang Olympics

The case could be an obstacle to Russia’s efforts to have the Russian team formally reinstated

Most Read