Giselle wins kata bronze

Team TTO in Rio 2016
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Her son, Kristof West accompanied her to compete in his 16-17 age group division. He did not make it past the preliminaries in kata but won his first kumite fight against Belgium to enter the semi-finals, where he was defeated by a South African. This was the second world championship Kristof had competed in, the previous being the 11th SKIF championship in Australia. Laronde-West also gained a bronze medal there and also performed at the 10th championship in Greece.

Both athletes belong to SKIF Trinidad and Tobago (SKIFTT), headed by 7th Dan, Neville Mason. SKIFTT is one of almost 200 other organisations around the world under SKIF.