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Natalie Williams Karate Athlete



Natalie Williams Athlete Profile

NATALIE WILLIAMS

 

Date of Birth – 06/10/1982   

Place of Birth –  Beckenham / Kent       

Started Karate – aged 7

Current Rankings – #42 Full ranking / #32 for 2017 season / # 10 All time ranking

Karate Styles – Renshinkai   

Height (metres) –  1.65m

Weight(kilos) – 61 Kg

Lead Coach – Lloyd Williams  
PerformancePro Coach – Natasha Cassone

NATALIE’S TRACK RECORD

 

2013

European Championships – Bronze

2010

World Championships – Bronze

2009

European Championships – Silver

2006

World University Championships – 1 Gold 1 Silver

2005

Commonwealth Championships

2004

European Championships – Bronze

2003

Commonwealth Championships – 2 x Gold

European Championships – Bronze

– 21 European Championships – Silver

2002

World Championships – Bronze

World University Championships – 1 Gold 1 Bronze

European Championships – Bronze

 

Natalie has also won various K1 Medals at Paris, German, Dutch and Austrian events, plus multiple English and British Champion 10x titles

 

MORE ABOUT NATALIE WILLIAMS

 

What is the best memory of your karateka career, so far?

‘I have so many it’s hard to choose. But one of the most memorable was winning a bronze at the world championships in 2010. We had committed so much that year in my training with the coach and the build-up was the best preparation I had ever had for a championships. The team was great, the coaches were great and I laughed every day in training, even after have a breakdown and crying one day. It was one of the perfect moments, when everything just came together.’

What is the secret to becoming a karate champion?

‘Hard work and dedication. You have to be willing to sacrifice everything.’

Your favourite quote?

Tears don’t win medals and when you can’t do one more. Do one more.’

Natalie Williams is one of the three athletes training with PerformancePro’s Karate2020 Olympic Training programme.

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