Olivia Brodie, 13, with coach Richard Mosdell. Brodie won the girls 12-to-13 year old, 35 kgs kumite division at last week’s official Karate Canada National Championships in Halifax, N.S. Submitted

Saanich karate athlete wins national championship

Olivia Brodie gold in sparring, silver in forms discipline

A Cedar Hill middle school student is a Canadian national karate champion.

Olivia Brodie, 13, won the girls 12-to-13 year-old, 35-kilogram kumite (sparring) division at last week’s official Karate Canada National Championships in Halifax, N.S.

Brodie also won a silver medal in the girls 12-13 kata (form) division, and she’ll represent Canada in both disciplines.

Brodie is qualified to compete for Canada at the upcoming international tournaments Pan-Am Karate Championships in Brazil in August and is on the early track to qualify for a future Olympics, perhaps from 2028, said her karate sensei Richard Mosdell of Kenzen Sports Karate.

Karate is being introduced at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

“Brodie trains four times a week never missing a practice, and even though she is in the youngest elite division, she has the mental focus from karate to have many wonderful competition experiences for years to come,” Mosdell said.

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Olivia Brodie, 13, won the girls 12-to-13 year-old, 35-kilogram kumite (sparring) division at last week’s official KarateCanada National Championships in Halifax, N.S.

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