Karate kings win gold and set record

The Heriot-Watt University Karate team is the first to win three consecutive gold medals in the British Universities and Colleges Sport Karate Championships

The Heriot-Watt University Karate team won gold for the third year in succession at the recent British Universities & Colleges Sport Karate Championships.

It is the first time that three gold medal wins in a row has been achieved in the history of the championships.

The Heriot-Watt University five men team was made up of Calum Robb, Glen Mundell, Justin Kennedy, Giovanni Rossi, Stevie McCann and Mark Wyllie. They beat Brunel University in the final.

In addition to this success, Calum Robb won the senior heavyweight +84kg category making it seven consecutive heavyweight titles.

Stevie McCann, who is a new-comer to the Heriot-Watt University team took silver in the senior -67kg category, losing in the final to a competitor from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Mark Wyllie took bronze in the senior -67kg category, losing out in a close match in the semi-final to the eventual winner from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Calum is studying for a PhD in Comparative Immunology, Justin for a PhD in Civil Engineering, Glen is studying for a MEng Chemical Engineering with Oil and Gas Technology, Giovanni - Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Stevie is studying Interpretation and Translation Studies and Mark - Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Broadcaster Sky Sports has confirmed that it will screen a highlights programme of the 2010 BUCS Championships. The one hour highlights show will be broadcast on 7 April at 19.00 on Sky Sports 3 with further repeats on the same day and 8 April over a combination of Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 3.

Calum was interviewed by the Sky Sports team and one of his fights could feature in the programme.