Sobell Karate Club secure highest number of gold medals at Portsmouth tournament

Sobell Karate Club display their medals at Portsmouth

Sobell Karate Club display their medals at Portsmouth - Credit: Archant

Sobell Karate Club claimed six gold medals – more than any other team on the day – in the SEKU Portsmouth Open tournament.

The stand-out performance came from 18-year-old Ben Tyler, who beat Harry Miller to win the final of the men’s individual black belt kumite (sparring).

Del Andrews won a gold medal in the men’s individual category (3rd to 1st kyu), while Deniz Gencyigit was victorious in the youth individual kumite.

Sohib Bousbai took first place in the boys’ individual (5ft) section, while there were also gold medals for Oussama Bousbai (junior individual kata, 3rd kyu and above) and Natalia Rodrigues (Peewee individual kata).

The squad also collected two silver medals, courtesy of Sohib Bousbai in the junior sambon kumite and Adam Saci in the Peewee individual kata.

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Saci added a bronze medal in the sambon kumite, while Tyler, Gencyigit and Andrews teamed up to win bronze in the men’s team kumite.

For more information about the club, who train five days a week at Sobell Leisure Centre, call 07957 630 463 or email

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