Local girl wins big at international karate competition


A local girl has made North Grenville proud at the Karate PanAmerican Championships in Acapulco, Mexico. Sixteen-year-old Sierra Vergette has been doing karate since she was nine years old. Before this year, she had already attended two karate World Championships, in Ireland, in 2016 and 2018. She is now on Douvris’ international team and got the opportunity to compete in Mexico this month.

Sierra was thrilled to get the opportunity to compete at such a high level and travel to Mexico for the competition. She is even more pleased that she did so well, coming home with two gold, one silver, and one bronze medal. “It was really cool,” she says.

Sierra loves karate and the fact that she gets to travel all over the world to compete. She is also very appreciative of the family she has at Douvris Kemptville. Her plan is to keep up her rigorous training schedule and, hopefully, make it to Worlds in Spain this summer. “I love competing,” she says. “I never thought I would get to this high level when I joined karate.”


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