21st April, 2017
By FRANCIS XAVIER
KOTA KINABALU: Four Sabah karate exponents will attend a selection trials for the national back-up squad, which will be held in Bukit Jalil this Saturday.
The foursome Muhamad Aiman Azlan, Ivan Charles, Cairola Wong and Mary Vellendra Godfrey were picked for the selection after making an impression at the 27th National Cadet Junior & Under21 Karate Championship that was held in Perlis, last month.
Sabah Karate Association (SKA) Secretary General Julian Chin said the four athletes will be accompanied by state coach Danny Fredoline to the one-day selection trials.
“This selection trials will also be used to pick exponents to represent the country for the Youth Olympic Games, which will be held in Argentina later this year,” said Julian.
He said in the selection, Aiman will show his prowess in the Kumite Cadet below 57kg category; Ivan in Kumite Cadet below 70kg category, while Cairola in Kumite Junior below 47kg category. and Mary Vellendra in Kumite Cadet below 47kg category.
“We would like to wish them all the best in the selection trials, and hope they will make the cut into the national team,” said Julian.