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Jamaicans take on England in martial arts finals

Friday, September 14, 2018

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ROSE HALL, St James — Jamaica will hope lightning can strike twice in the same place as they go into tonight's men's team fighting finals against England as favourites as the the International Sport Karate and Kickboxing (ISKA) Amateur World Championships comes to a close at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James.

Four years ago Jamaica created history by winning the men's team event at the ITF World Cup held at the same venue and hopes are that the local team can upset the odds once more.

Tonight's session, which tshould start at 8:00 pm, will be televised live around the world to an audience of millions and most of the finals that will be televised live will feature Jamaican fighters.

Olympian Kenneth Edwards, Nicholas Dussard, Akino Lindsay, Adrian Moore, and Ricardo Stone will take on an England team with bigger and taller competitors.

After two days, Jamaica have won 91 medals —18 gold, 25 silver and 48 bronze — in all categories.

Sixty-nine of the medals were won on yesterday's second day that featured mostly sparring after the form competitions were held on Wednesday's first day.

— Paul Reid

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