Ipswich’s Alfie Powell wins under-21s karate championship

Alfie Powell, english under 21 karate champion.

Alfie Powell, english under 21 karate champion. - Credit: Archant

Ipswich’s Alfie Powell is celebrating national success after winning the English under-21 Karate Championships in Sheffield.

Alfie Powell, english under 21 karate champion.

Alfie Powell, english under 21 karate champion. - Credit: Archant

As well as winning gold at under-21 level, Alfie also took home silver in the senior category.

“Having only turned 18 in February, I don’t think many people were expecting me to do quite as well as I did in these competitions,” he said.

“There was also a merge in two weight categories, my category -60Kg and the higher weight category of -67Kg, meaning I was fighting against opponents much heavier than me, which also led to people not expecting me to do as well. It was quite a buzz to take part and come home with a gold and silver medal.”

Alfie, 18, travels worldwide to compete in various competitions and in September will be taking part in the K1 Karate Championships in Germany for the first time, a tournament which attracts some of the biggest fighters in the world.


You may also want to watch:


He is also hoping to be selected to represent England at the Indonesian under-21 World Championships in November.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter