Brandon athletes had a solid meet at the Karate Manitoba Provincial Open on Saturday at CFB Shilo, earning 30 medals in the event.
Caleb and Jayden Talbot as well as Jordan Large were the big winners by taking home four medals apiece. Caleb won gold, Jayden took silver and Large shared a bronze with Ethan Malcolm in the 8-to-10-year-old male blue belt kata, while Jayden earned gold, Caleb won silver and Large won bronze in the 7-to-11-year-old male blue belt kumite.
The Talbots teamed up with Malcolm to win gold in team kata and bronze in team kumite. Large won silver in team kumite and team kata along with Shane and Matthew Large.
Shane and Matthew Large both finished with three medals, as well as Malcolm and Elizabeth Mazsa. Sarah Malcolm, Renee Talbot, Delano Vrignon and Maddox Smith both won a pair, while Benjamin Bridges, Maddex Smith, Eric Hamm, Aimee Vrignon, Arthur Blakely and Adam Thompson also took home medals.
Wendy Flannigan of Brandon was given a special recognition for many years of dedication to Karate Manitoba as an athlete and a coach.
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