Carnwath’s Arran Preston is karate bronze at only five years old

Arran Preston (5) won bronze medal at British International Open Karate Championship in Kelvin Hall'West End'Carluke'12/10/12

Arran Preston (5) won bronze medal at British International Open Karate Championship in Kelvin Hall'West End'Carluke'12/10/12

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Arran was the only one of 20 members from Carluke-based Tokyui Ryu Karate Academy to win a medal at the prestigious British International Open Championship.

He won two bouts in the Boys Kumite five to six years open weight competition before narrowly losing his third fight at the top event featuring fighters from the UK and foreign countries including Canada, Russia and Ukraine.

For more on Arran’s success, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.