Team captain Shiva Sookdeo is satisfied with the performance of the Trinidad and Tobago karate representatives at the recently-concluded Curacao Open. The team won 12 gold medals and Sookdeo pointed to this as an improvement.
“The tournament was a tough one, as expected. The Curacao open is a tough tournament yearly. The performance by the national team improved from our last outing in August to present,” he said. “The athletes responded well and the new competitor or first time competitors were calm and relaxed. The seasoned or senior athletes executed their plans as they had been training and preparing for this event. It was great, a good effort ...we placed first and it was a great achievement for us as a team,” Sookdeo said.