Linlithgow girl’s Euro karate successes

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Linlithgow Academy pupil Kate Holligan enjoyed great success at the European Wado Karate Championships in Hungary.

The 16-year-old blew away the opposition to claim European titles in two categories winning gold in the senior female kata team and also the under 18 female fighting team.

Kate (right) claimed silver in the under 18 female kata category. Her stunning achievement was mirrored by the Scottish contingent as a whole whic had a very successful tournament.

A family spokesman said: ‘‘Kate did fantastically well. Next year the European championships are in Italy and fingers crossed she does well next season and gets selected.’’