Brother, sister from Elora earn medals at karate World Championships

CENTRE WELLINGTON – Siblings Hannah and Ethan Wright from Elora not too long ago travelled to Orlando, Florida to compete on the World Karate Fee (WKC) World Championships Oct. 23 to 27.

To get this spot they each needed to compete provincially and end within the high eight. They then completed within the high 4 nationally to get invited to the world stage.

“Lots of our workforce, they performed very well,” Hannah mentioned.

That is the 17-year-old’s fourth time competing on this planet championships.

“My first worlds had been in 2019,” Hannah mentioned. “I bear in mind I bought third in fight- ing that point.

“My second worlds would have been in 2021 and that was in Florida. I had gained preventing and gained total within the women preventing division.

“Final yr was Eire. I had taken third in preventing.”

This yr, Hannah got here house with a gold medal and world title because the 15 to 17 women level preventing champion.

She can also be the present Guinness World Report holder for many kicks by a pair in a single minute.

That journey documentation may be discovered at

Hannah first started martial arts after stretching on the sidelines whereas Ethan, who started the game at three years previous, was coaching.