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City karatekas headed to Ireland for world championships

From May 16-18, Bradley Chaput, Marissa Meandro and Juliana Meandro participated in the WKC National tryouts in Ottawa. Bradley, 13, participated in four events.
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Bradley Chaput and Marissa Meandro show off their medals the WKC National tryouts in Ottawa last month. Not pictured is Juliana Meandro who also placed well. Supplied
From May 16-18, Bradley Chaput, Marissa Meandro and Juliana Meandro participated in the WKC National tryouts in Ottawa.

Bradley, 13, participated in four events. He won gold and the title of National Canadian Champion in the Under-17 boys classical kata division. He earned a silver medal in 13- to 15-year-old boys hard style kata division and a fifth in 13- to 15-year-old boys traditional weapons division.

Along with teammate Marissa Meandro, he earned a silver in the junior traditional team division.

Marissa, 12, participated in six events. She also won gold and the title of National Canadian Champion in the Under-17 girls classical kata division. In the 12-and-under girls division, she earned two silver medals, one in the hard style kata and one in junior traditional team division with Bradley. She earned a bronze in the traditional weapons division, as well as two fifth-place finishes in creative and musical weapons divisions.

Juliana, 10, participated in the Under-17 girls classical kata division and finished sixth. In the Under-10 girls hard style kata and traditional weapons divisions, she earned two fifth places.

The group heads to Dublin Ireland in October for the WKC World Championships as part of Canadian National Karate Team.


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