A COUNTY karate club has enjoyed remarkable medal success, including Scottish, British and European championship golds.

The Chris Ewing Karate club, based in Dunbar, took a strong squad to the British International Open Championships at Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Stadium where they topped the medal table.

The club won 11 golds, 14 silver medals and 21 bronze, with a host of youngsters crowned British champions in their respective age categories.

They were 13-year-old Neve Ewing; Brodie Mackay, who is 16; 18-year-old Claire Logan; Claire Conkey, 11; 17-year-old Kalib McIntyre; and 15-year-old Eilidh Ritchie.

A week later, the club’s top fighters attended the Ultimate Karate Championships in Barnsley.

They won four categories at the event, which pits the top eight fighters in each section against each other, with Ewing (12/13-year-old girls); Daniel Lyons, in the boys’ event for the same age; Aaron Jardine (16/17-year-old boys); and Rebecca Craig (senior female) all claiming gold.

Ewing and his squad then travelled to Sardinia for the FEW European Championships, where the club won a remarkable 40 medals, including 23 gold.

Their impressive form continued as they topped the medal haul at the Scottish Nationals at Ravenscraig last month, with 19 gold, 14 silver and 18 bronze medals.

And the last competition of the season took place in Portugal last weekend. Eight members flew out to the Lisbon Open, with more than 1,000 entries from 15 countries taking part.

And the CEK members delivered once more, as they returned to East Lothian with four gold medals and one bronze.