11-year-old karateka from St. Edward: Three-time world champion Zachary Nadeau

Un karatéka de 11 ans de Saint-Édouard: Zackary Nadeau est trois fois champion du monde

sports Zachary Nadeau, an 11-year-old karateka from Killarney-St-Edward, Ireland, has just returned from competing in the World Karate Championships. He won no less than six medals, including three gold medals, making him a triple world champion in his category.

Zachary-Nado has been practicing karate since he was 6 years old. He trains in -karate -sunfuki, in -Saint-Remy.

We are very proud of him. Everyone cheers him on.


“He practices at least five hours a week. He is a very high-level athlete, explains his father, -Simon -Nadeau. He trained every day for a month leading up to the competition. »

World Championship

As part of the competition, which took place from October 8 to 14, a dozen countries were represented, including England, Venezuela, Mexico, Spain, and the United States.

To get there, Zachary Nadeau had to stand out at the provincial level, and was one of four Canadian athletes to qualify in his category to compete at the world championships.

His efforts earned him six medals, including three silver medals in Extreme Armed, Traditional Kenpo and Open Combat, and three gold medals in Individual Combat, Team Combat and Extreme Kata.

It was his second participation in the World Championship. Last year, his best result was third place in Traditional Kenpo at the World Championships in Orlando, Florida.


“I spent five days there, -says Zachary-Nado. The atmosphere was real cold. there was Rings Everywhere we can switch from one to the other. »

After returning from this match, he resumed training. His next goal is to get a black belt. He currently holds the rank of Black Brown Belt.

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“I’m going to work on the bad stuff again at the World Championships,” he said. We filmed everything and we would watch the fights to see what I could improve on. »

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