Five medals for Nelson Kyokushin athletes at nationals

Six competitors travelled to Burnaby for the championships on Saturday.

Nelson athletes at the Canadian Kyokushin Championships in Burnaby on Saturday. Back row L-R: Lucas Farnum

The Nelson Kyokushin Karate Club returned home with five medals from the national championships Saturday in Burnaby.

Lucas Farnum won gold in boys 90 to 100-pound knockdown, Jacob Smith finished first in junior boys over 150-pound knockdown and Noah Jury took gold in the children’s under 61-pound division.

Also winning medals were Sol Lothrop (silver, junior boys under 150 knockdown) and Mia Jury, who won bronze after having to fight brother Noah in the under 61-pound semifinals.

Holly Pearson Atkins, meanwhile, won her first match in the over 70-pounds girls division.

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