Bacchus Marsh Grammar student and FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport athlete, Eliza Wales, was recently named National Champion at the 2018 Australian Karate Federation National Championships, held in Caloundra, Queensland last weekend.
Eliza competed on Saturday afternoon in the Female Cadet 54+kg Kumite division, where she won all bouts leading to a Gold medal. She followed up this success on Sunday morning with another great performance in the Female Cadet Open Division where she was narrowly beaten in the 3rd round, with her opponent scoring in the last second of the match to eliminate her from this division.
Following this, Eliza represented Victoria in the Female Cadet Teams event and, with her team mates, took home another Gold medal.
This tournament rounds out a successful season for Eliza where she has achieved the following major results:
2018 Victorian State Championships – Gold 54+kgFemale Cadet
2018 Australian Schools Age – Gold 54+kg Female Cadet
2018 Australian Open – Gold – Female Cadet Open Division