2016 Competition Round-up
With all the courses, coaching and teaching Aimee’s been doing, sometimes you forget she’s first and foremost an athlete, one of England’s most highly decorated athletes with a World Bronze, 3 European Silvers and 2 European Bronze medals to her name.
European Junior Championships
Aimee competed for England in her last Junior European Championships in February on the sunny island of Cyprus. It was a nice trip, good food and accommodation but unfortunately she wasn’t to medal. Competing in the U21 years individual Kata event, Aimee had a bye for the 1st round and performed Suparinpai in the 2nd round against her opponent’s Chatanyara Kushanku. Unfortunately she lost out 4 flags to 1 and didn’t go through to repechage.
Slovenia Premier League K1
Early March saw Aimee fly to Lasko in Slovenia to compete in the Karate K1 event. A very tough competition with many world national team athletes competing against each other and that proved to be the case as Aimee lost out in her opening round.
Dutch Premier League K1
The end of March and Aimee was back competing in a Premier League K1 event, this time in Rotterdam, Holland. A narrow 3-2 loss saw Aimee bow out once again but still gain some invaluable experience at the top level of competition, all preparation for the Senior Europeans that were coming up.
Senior European Championships
Well that was the plan anyway, but Aimee had to withdraw from the Senior European Championships in May. After being selected earlier in the year to represent England at Senior level once again, Aimee had been preparing well for these championships but was unable to make the trip withdrawing with just a week to go.
English and British International Championships
Two other competitions, the English Nationals and British International saw Aimee claim a Bronze and Silver respectively and complete her competition season for the year.