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Curtin Elite Athlete sets sights on Tokyo 2020

[Posted: 23 Oct 2018]

Mitchell Durham

Mitchell Durham’s light is burning bright on his way to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Since the middle 2017, Mitchell has gone from strength to strength, dominating in a string of events.

The 2017 competition season was the first step in the long road to Olympic representation in 2020,” said Hani Zahra from the Australian Karate Federation.
Mitchell Durham was one of the standouts from the event and a bright prospect as Tokyo 2020 approaches.
Durham dominated both the Under 21 and Senior categories in the Kumite -84kg division.
“Durham truly left his mark on national team selectors,” said Zahra.
“He was in great form and displayed some outstanding skill and determination to win gold in the Under 21 division.
“He then sent a powerful message to the incumbent national team members in that category by winning an impressive gold medal in the Senior Male Kumite -84kgs in only his second year as a senior athlete.”

In July 2018, Mitchell has continued his rich vein of form and produced a Silver medal win in the World University Championships in Kobe, Japan.

These recent performances have seen Mitchell selected in the Senior Australian team to compete at the 24th WKF World Senior Championships held in Madrid, Spain in November this year.
The 17 athlete team was selected in late August by Athlete Selection Committee of the Australian Karate Federation and will see the Mitchell compete again on the world stage this year.Mitch2