Tia kicks on to win medals in US

Karate girl: Tia Boyd has recently put together a string of top performances in the United States.

Karate girl: Tia Boyd has recently put together a string of top performances in the United States.

YOUNG karate star Tia Boyd, 6, from Liverpool's Yoseikan-Ryu Dojo has shown she is a star of the future.

She recently put together a string of top performances in the US, winning four medals.

Tia won two silver medals in the Junior International Championships and one silver and one bronze in the US Open event.

The competition was recently held in Las Vegas.

There were 26 countries and 935 competitors at the junior international and the US Open had 41 countries involved and 1328 competitors.

Her coach Saiid Zahra said Tia was an amazing talent.

"Considering she only started karate last year, this is a sensational effort," Zahra said.

"If she keeps training the way she does and stays focused she can become a champion in the years to come."

Zahra said Tia was also known to her fellow karate members as "the young Jackie Chan".

He said Tia was full of energy and always bouncing off the walls.

"Tia is only young, so in the years to come she will gain a lot more experience and this can only be good for her," he said.

"There are a couple of more local competitions for Tia to compete in this year and she will concentrate on her karate at the dojo."

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