Michael Lynch and Kerry Titcombe won karate medals when they competed in the Deaflympics in Taiwan (gold and bronze). They are both interviewed on the grounds of Kelston Deaf Education Centre, along with the President of Deaf Sports New Zealand, Nicki Morrison. Filmed by Pam Croskery and edited by Susan Hamilton.
New Zealand sent a team of 13 players and officials to the 21st Deaflympics. Karate was the newest sport being played at the Deaflympics. Kerry Titcombe participated in the Women’s (50kg – 68kg) Kumite. Kerry obtained a bronze medal. Michael Lynch participated the men’s over 84kg Kumite and surprisingly he beat the Russian and won gold.
The latest medal for Michael Lynch in karate brings his total to three medals from two Deaflympics. In Christchurch 1989, he won two bronze medals in the 100m and 200m butterfly.