first_imgThe following are the results of The Letterkenny Shotokan Karate Club Competition that took place in the Aura Leisure Centre at the weekendA number of students from beginners to brown/black belt took part in the Individual Kata, Kumite and Team Kata Competitions.Awards were given two students for Overall Best Spirit. Male award went to Abin Jujo and female award went to Alanna Patterson. An award also went to the team Kihon Pineapples for the Best Team Name. Individual Kata ResultsWhite Belts1st Place – Abin Jujo, 2nd Place – Nevin Laivu.Orange Belts1st Place – Eimear Mc Dermott, 2nd Place – Adam Savva.Red Belts1st Place – Hannah Patterson, 2nd Place – Emma Doherty, Joint 3rd – Katie Patterson and Zoe Lynch.Yellow Belts1st Place – Athiara Prasanth, 2nd Place – Allana Patterson, Joint 3rd – Oisin Friel and Oisin Quinn.Green to Purple Belts1st Place – Jamie Marshall, 2nd Place – Aaron Callan , Joint 3rd Place – Ronan Padmore and Cormack Quinn.Brown to Brown/Black Belts1st Place – Niall Quinn, 2nd Place – Harry Goode , Joint 3rd Place – Michael Dillon and Shaun DevenneyKumiteBeginners1st Place – Abin Jujo, 2nd Place – Nevin Laivu.Intermediate Girls1st Place – Athiara Prasanth, 2nd Place – Emma Doherty, 3rd Place – Allana Patterson.Intermediate Boys1st Place – Oisin Friel, 2nd Place – Ronan Padmore.Senior Boys1st Place – Harry Goode, 2nd Place – Michael Dillon, Joint 3rd – Niall Quinn and Daniel Padmore.Team Kata1st Place – Awesome Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies2nd Place – Banana’s in Pyjamas3rd Place – Sandie Wandies and Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies DONEGAL’S KARATE KIDS SHOW THEIR STUFF AT AURA was last modified: July 26th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:competitiondonegalKarateletterkennylast_img read more

Rio Olympics: Australian athletes to be given anti-Zika condoms

first_imgAustralian Olympic athletes will be given Zika virus-proof condoms for the Rio Games to help fight against the spread of the virus. (Latest sports stories)Australian pharmaceutical company Starpharma Holdings Ltd has teamed up with condom maker Ansell to provide Australian Olympic athletes with “Dual Protect” condoms treated by its VivaGel product, which has shown near-total anti-viral protection against Zika in recent lab studies, reports Xinhua.”Given sexual transmission of Zika virus is of increasing importance, the potent activity of Starpharma’s VivaGel against Zika could prove very significant,” Starpharma chief executive Jackie Fairley said in a statement to the ASX on Monday.The condoms will be heading over with the Australian athletes as an addition to the 350,000 male condoms and 100,000 female condoms that will be available via free dispensing machines in every Olympic Village building.”The health and wellbeing of the team comes first,” Australia Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller said.”Our association with Starpharma will provide extra protection for everyone on the team, and is a common sense approach to a very serious problem we are facing in Rio.”Fears of virusHealth experts last week called for the Rio games to be cancelled in light of the Zika virus that has the potential to become a global catastrophe, a threat larger than authorities are willing to admit.There are fears of microcephaly — the condition caused by Zika virus where babies are born with shrunken heads and brain damage — could be easily spread by the athletes and some 500,000 tourists when they return from the Rio games to their home countries should they become infected with Zika.advertisementlast_img read more