DONEGAL SCHOOLGIRL Emma Dolan competed at the XI WKF Junior Championships in Chile – and finished seventh.
Emma, who competes for the Three Rivers Shotokan Club in Lifford, took part in the Championships held in Santiago.
Emma, who hails from Argary and is a student at the Royal and Prior in Raphoe, was part of the Irish team that made the journey.
Emma overcame her South African opponent 8-0 before claiming a 3-1 win over a competitor from Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Emma was pipped 1-0 by a French girl, who won the gold medal.
Emma’s seventh-placed finish is the highest place by a female from Ireland at any WKF World Championships .
Emma trains at Three Rivers under sensei Martin McNamee and travelled to Chile with John Connolly , ONAKAI National Coach.
120 countries, representing the 5 continents, with a total of 1700 accredited athletes taking part over five days of competition at the National Stadium Sports Centre.Tags: