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Catherine Earle amazing
« on: September 13, 2016, 08:25:08 AM »
TRINIDAD NEWSDAY
Earle claims Taijiquan bronze at Pan Am
Tuesday, September 13 2016

Catherine Earle showed that age is nothing but a number as she earned a bronze medal for Trinidad and Tobago at the 11th Pan American Wushu Championships in Lubbock, Texas, USA, from August 8-15.

The Wushu Association of Trinidad and Tobago (WATT ) fielded a team of three athletes with 70-yearold senior athlete Earle earning bronze in the Taijiquan (Tai Chi) event. Her competitors were both in their twenties.

Earle last competed in 2004 and 2005 at the Great American Cup Championships, which were held in Merida, Venezuela and World Tai Chi Kung Day event in San Juan, Puerto Rico, respectively. She won gold in both of those competitions.

With the bronze medal, TT have now achieved a total of 25 medals at the Pan American and International Wushu Championships.

Earle is a long-time student of the Tai Chi Institute of Trinidad and Tobago. Kung fu athletes, Sifu Sterling Richardson of Northern Shaolin Academy, Tunapuna and Navish Saroop of National Wushu Training Centre of San Fernando headed by Master Irvin Rosales, competed but were unsuccessful in getting on the podium.

Team manager, Sifu Rahman Khabir noted that the participation was indeed a learning experience especially for Saroop who is nine years old.