Search

Veras Academy brothers win medals at Belgium tournament

PUBLISHED: 17:27 25 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:27 25 November 2015

Left to right: Luca, Liam and Luan Veras with their medals at the Belgium Open Kumite Championships. Back: their father and coach, Sensei Raphael Veras

Left to right: Luca, Liam and Luan Veras with their medals at the Belgium Open Kumite Championships. Back: their father and coach, Sensei Raphael Veras

Archant

Brothers Luan and Luca Veras both overcame strong competition to pick up gold medals at the International Belgium Open Kumite Championships in Leuven.

Luan, 11, triumphed after six contests in the Under-12 33kg and over category, defeating a Belgian international to claim victory in the final and a gold medal.

Eight-year-old Luca followed suit with four straight successes in the Under-10 27kg and over section, also seeing off Belgian opposition in the final.

Their brother Liam, 10, had to settle for a bronze medal in the Under-12 33kg and under category, losing his semi-final 1-0 but qualifying for repercharge and recovering to win his next two fights.

A fourth member of the Islington-based Veras Academy, senior fighter Andras Tomas, also competed in Belgium, but he was unlucky to miss out on the medals in the 75kg and under section.

For more information about Veras Academy, who train regularly at Ringcross Community Centre, visit www.verasacademy.co.uk or call 07886 495 135


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Islington Gazette