Ashihara Karatekas excel at Nationals
Nov 21, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Ashihara International Karate Organization (AIKO) Sri Lanka left a golden mark at the National Full Contact Karate Championship 2010 held at Albert Pieries Indoor Stadium, Wennappuwa. Organized by Sri Lanka Karate Do Federation, the tournament saw over 300 competitors from 12 registered full contact karate organizations taking part where 10 out of 18 AIKO karatekas were crowned as national champions.
AIKOs youngest Brown Belter, nine year old Sempai Chaluka Sandil Athapattu knocked his opponent by a Mae Geri Jodan in the final of under 30kg Junior event and managed to be the youngest national champion in AIKO history. It was also remarkable that his little sister Swetha Shakya Athapattu secured first place in the under 6 years girls event. Sensei W M Rukshika Kumari won the gold medal while Samanmalie Jayasinghe won the silver in the Over 80kg ladies event.