Elle scoops Karate Bronze at European Championships

Congratulations to Elle Pasmore and James Henderson who put in sterling performances at the 8th WUKF European Karate Championships held in the city of Montichiari, Italy, at the weekend.

In their first England call-up, 13-year-old Elle took Bronze in the Individual Kata and James, who is also 13, came 7th in his Kata competition. Elle was beaten by a Slovakian black belt and an Italian black belt in her final round.

Proud Mum, Mrs Lucy Pasmore, said: “Elle was in first place until the last two competitors so it was very exciting and extremely nerve racking! She was completely unaware of how well she was doing and when told by the judges she had secured a 3rd place Bronze, she was so happy and extremely emotional.”

Despite fierce competition, which saw him face a number of black belts in his rounds, Third Year James finished a very creditable 7th in Europe.