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Karate opens up athlete’s world

Campbell River’s Valerie Doyon, left, proudly shows her silver medal she won at the North American Karate Cup in Richmond. - Contributed
Campbell River’s Valerie Doyon, left, proudly shows her silver medal she won at the North American Karate Cup in Richmond.
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Local karate athlete Valerie Doyon won a silver medal in the North American Karate Cup, held at the Richmond Olympic Oval March 22.

The event assembled the top two kumite and kata athletes from Mexico, U.S.A. and Canada.  Doyon, who trains at the Campbell River Shito-Ryu Karate Club, was pleased with her performance at this first competition for her as a member of the Canadian National Team.

Next steps for Doyon and the National Team are the 2014 U.S.A. Open Karate Championships held in Las Vegas April 18-20, the Junior National Team Training Camp held in Toronto in July, and the 2014 Pan American Games held in Lima, Peru in August.

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