A young girl from Llanberis yesterday came second in the kata section of the World United Martial Arts Federation Welsh Open at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay.
Cadi Sian Thomas, 11, attends Ysgol Dolbadarn in Llanberis.
She trains at Pritchards Martial Arts (PMA) academy, in Caernarfon, which is owned by Chris Pritchard.
Cadi has been training since the age of four after a friend saw an advert and she thought it would be fun.
Her parents Trystan and Nia Thomas say that karate has helped Cadi to develop in confidence, concentration, self discipline and to have a positive attitude!
She became a black belt at the age of nine, and her brother Caio also became a black belt at the age of eight!
Both parents are extremely proud of her.
They said: “She is very dedicated and trains between three and four times a week! She is thrilled with her success as are we!
“We are grateful to the team at PMA for their hard work and support.”