Karate kid presented with council award

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KARATE star Johnathan Gilmour has been honoured by East Renfrewshire council for outstanding success in the sport.

Johnathan (15), from Barrhead high, is ranked among the top 10 fighters in the world.

He was selected for the Scotland team in February and took bronze at his first European Karate Championships in Turkey — one of only three medals for the country in 10 years.

Councillor Elaine Green, convener of education and equalities, congratulated the karate star on his “terrific success”, adding: “I’m sure we will continue to see him go from strength to strength.”