Siblings star at World Karate Federation Oceania Championships
KARATE: Brothers Isaac and Caleb Dooley have brought home four medals from the 17th World Karate Federation Oceania Championships in Noumea, New Caledonia.
It was an exceptional result for the Yeppoon siblings who were representing Australia at the competition, which attracted more than 600 athletes from eight countries.
Isaac, 12, won gold in his individual fighting event and was crowned the male children's champion. He was then selected to represent Australia in the teams event where he won bronze.
The two-medal haul caps a successful year for Isaac in which he also won gold at both the Australian Open and the Australian Championships.
Caleb, 16, won silver in his individual event and gold in the teams event.
This comes on the back of him winning the Australian Open, the Australian Championships and the Shotokan World Championships in 2016.
It was a fitting reward for the boys who spend hours of hard work training with sensei Peter Harth at the PCYC.
Dad Leith was in Noumea to witness his sons' success firsthand and said it was fantastic to see them perform so well.
"Both boys did really well and it was a great result for Isaac who was competing at his first Oceania Championships," he said.
"Caleb had five fights and Isaac had four, which included the best of the local talents from Fiji, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Australia."