Sports — 13 February 2016

BELIZE CITY, Sun. Feb. 7, 2016–On Saturday, February 6, students from the House of Shotokan Karate, located at 5757 Princess Margaret Drive, Belize City, traveled to Chetumal, Mexico, to participate in International Taekwondo Championships, directed by Black Belt Taekwondo Master Manuel Torres, Eagle Park Taekwondo, Chetumal, Mexico. Although it was a wet and rainy day, the tournament attracted Taekwondo schools from Merida, Cancun, and various schools within Chetumal.

The students from the House of Shotokan Karate Academy did exceptionally well in the fighting event, resulting in 11 Gold medals won for Belize. Winners are as follow: Hera Kumsal (Yellow Belt Division) – 2 Gold Medals; Eleazar Orellana (Yellow Belt Division) – 2 Gold Medals; Ernesto Portillo (White Belt Division) – 2 Gold Medals; Shakien Gabriel (White Belt Division) – 2 Gold Medals; Elias Meyers (Brown Belt Division) – 2 Gold Medals; Samara Vasquez (Female Brown Belt Division) – 1 Gold Medal.

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