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Veras brothers Luca, Liam and Luan have another weekend to remember in Karate and Judo events

PUBLISHED: 12:30 16 November 2016

Sensei Raphael Veras (back) with Luca (left), Liam (centre) and Luan after their recent success

Sensei Raphael Veras (back) with Luca (left), Liam (centre) and Luan after their recent success

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Talented youngsters competed for Sacred Heart Primary and Raines Foundation on Saturday before trip to Belgium

The Veras brothers were at it again last weekend as they performed brilliantly in two Olympic martial arts sports.

First up was the British London Schools Open Judo Championships at UEL and each sibling was representing their school.

Luca, nine, won silver for Sacred Heart Primary in the Year Four/Five third moon & above -34kg category.

11-year-old Liam was in battle for Raines Foundation and claimed a silver in the Year Six/Seven third moon & above -34kg event.

The oldest brother Luan, 12, was also representing Raines and like his siblings finished with a medal in the Year Eight/Nine fourth moon & above -46kg weight.

Luan produced a great ippon in the final to ensure he walked away with a deserved gold for his efforts.

Straight after the awards ceremony, the brothers were on the road to Europe with coach and dad Raphael.

The following day they competed for Veras Academy at the Belgium Open Karate Championships.

Unfortunately the event wasn’t as rewarding as the 2015 edition for Luan or Luca after both won gold last year.

Veras oldest brother was beaten in his first fight to a Belgium national after a dubious flag decision, which was disputed by many coaches watching the battle after.

Luca did manage to bounce back from losing his second contest to claim a bronze in his category.

Liam, 11, triumphed in all four of his fights seeing off opponents from Greece, Holland and Belgium to bring a big trophy back to London.

The talented trio after off to Istanbul on Friday for another Karate event before returning to London, but then Luan will compete for French club USF so has a trip to Paris to prepare for.

Following the trip to France, Luan will focus on performing well at the British Judo Championships on the first weekend of December.


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