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Danika Olsen – Bennett from Valley Karate School Brings Bronze Medal Back from Worlds Competition

LEWISTON – Danika Olsen-Bennett from Valley Karate School’s Tournament Club, competed at the 2022 WUKF World Karate Championship in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, July 5th-6th. Olsen-Bennett took Bronze in Kumite fighting. She placed 4th in Kata. She won a medal spot in Weapons Kata but lost this spot due to some deductions.

There were 34 countries represented and over 700 competitors from the United States. This is the first year the World Karate Championship has taken place in the United States. Olsen-Bennett is trained by Sensei Steven Smith and Sensei’s Chad Smith, and Sheryl Grant from Valley Karate School.