Search

Bethnal Green teenager bags gold at Karate Championships

PUBLISHED: 10:34 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:34 04 July 2017

Tayla O'Brien celebrating her gold medal on the podium (Pic: Lisa O'Brien)

Tayla O'Brien celebrating her gold medal on the podium (Pic: Lisa O'Brien)

Archant

A 14-year-old from Bethnal Green enjoys success at the 21st annual Open Central England Karate Championships this weekend.

Tayla O’Brien was smiling after landing a gold medal in the 13 to 15 year old kata category, as she won all five of her rounds against girls from across the UK to take home the top prize at the event in Worcester.

The Uechi Ruy Karate club member also took part in the girls’ kumite 14 to 15 year old minus 54kg category for the first-ever time.

O’Brien managed to win her two rounds before crashing out of the category without a medal.

Mum Lisa O’Brien said: “We’re always proud of her, she does really well.

“She has been British champion, English champion and she now fights abroad in France and Belgium.

“She hasn’t long been 14 and it was quite a high weight for her as she is about 40kg, so we’re proud of how she got on.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Latest East London Sports News

Wed, 14:00

Sporting Bengal United manager Imrul Gazi is feeling confident after two big wins to correct their slow start to the new Essex Senior League season.

Wed, 12:00

Wapping men secured a 4-2 victory over Bromley and Beckenham to make it three consecutive wins in the Conference East League.

Wed, 09:27

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton was ‘pleased’ for his squad to bounce back to winning ways as they put in a much-better team performance.

Tue, 22:36

League Two: Tranmere Rovers 0 Leyton Orient 1

Tue, 15:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye gives his views on the club’s comeback away to rivals Tottenham and believes Fulham is the next big test with Manchester City and Liverpool on the horizon.

Mon, 14:00

West Ham Women are wearing pink shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month much to the delight of attacker Rachel Daly who holds the cause close to her heart.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Womens Super League: West Ham 2 Manchester United 4

PROMOTED CONTENT

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Latest from the East London Advertiser