TuksKarate recently competed in the African Karate Championships which was held in Gaborone. The competition is a qualifier event for the Olympic Games taking place in 2020 in Tokyo, karateka Meghan Booyens a coach for TuksKarate emerged from the tournament with a bronze medal in the over 68kg kumite category. The significance of this accomplishment for Booyens is that it provided a 450-point increase in ranking points. Booyens previously competed in the African Championships in 2018 where she earned a bronze medal in her category. During the first match, Booyens emerged with an 8-0 victory against Sanae Amirouch a Morrocan karateka. In the semi-final Booyens lost by three points to Blandine Angama a Cameroonian karateka. In the bronze medal final Booyens faced off against Irene Bechance a Mozambiquean karateka and emerged with the bronze medal with a score of 7-2 during the match. Booyens will be participating in the following upcoming international competitions: African Games in Rabat taking place from 16th August to 30th August, Premier league Tournament in Tokyo taking place during the month of September.
South African karatekas produced four bronze medals from the tournament and bronze medals in their respective kumite categories.