Sian Scott - Olympics 2020
Please help me achieve my dream of winning gold for NZ at the first ever Olympic Karate event in Tokyo 2020.
Funds will be used for Senior World's competition in 2020 - please read the full update here- https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/siankarate2020/updates
My biggest dream is to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo – but I have the small problem of getting to the other side of the world to participate in a few of the major qualifying tournaments! To have a shot at qualifying, I need to accumulate as many world ranking points as possible. There are 7 K1 Premier League events in the WKF (World Karate Federation) calendar, on top of the Oceania Championships and Senior World Championships scheduled throughout 2018.
I very humbly ask (or major grovelling) for your help with funding the ‘big ticket’ items entailed with this endeavour. If I am to achieve my goal of attending 6 out of the 9 tournaments next year, I will need around $8,000 just for flights and accommodation alone. I am working my butt off to make this a reality but with 2 part-time jobs, training like a maniac and teaching karate, it’s just not enough.
This year I was ranked 13 for my weight division, and as the current Oceania Champion, I truly believe that I can be part of this historic event as a proud Kiwi and bring home some Olympic bling for New Zealand.
The Karate world has waited an age to see our life-changing martial art become an Olympic sport. If you could spare the price of barista-made coffee, a flight to Europe, or somewhere in between, I would be immeasurably grateful for your support and owe you big time! Epic fist bump and/or hysterical hug coming your way!
I will post updates on Facebook so you know how my journey is going & how the funds are being spent!
Sian Scott's involvement (page creator)
I began Karate as most people do, not to compete with dreams of the Olympics but to gain confidence, self-discipline and learn how to defend myself. Karate has shaped the person I am today as it has led to many opportunities that I had not envisaged. I wish to raise awareness of this incredible martial art and contribute to NZ by being one of the top players in world karate.
I share my love of Karate by helping teach traditional and sport Karate to others at our Jyoshinmon Shorin-Ryu Dojo and run Karate specific fitness classes through Dojo Fitness and at our NZ National Squad Training Camps as a Fitness Instructor.
Use of funds
Funds will be used for Senior World's competition in 2020.
Original Use of funds-
To minimise costs I have created this schedule:
There is a cluster of tournaments in Dubai, Salzberg & Rotterdam, I will stay with family in London as a base in Feb-Mar. Building up to Senior World Championships I will attend the Berlin K1 (Sep) & Tokyo K1 (Oct) which is key as I will need to be comfortable in the 2020 host city. Finally the World Champs in Madrid (Nov).
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It's been a while since I updated you all, but you probably know by now that I like to wait to have big things to report!
To recap, I had reconstructive knee surgery on my left knee in February 2018 as I had fully ruptured my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) which is essential in stabilising the knee in dynamic sports like Karate. I did the rehab to the letter and passed my return to sport testing 9 months later (3 months earlier than normally expected). 1 year on from surgery, I successfully made it back on to the NZ Team and was set to compete at this year's Oceania Championships (http://www.karatenz.co.nz/News/News/2019/03/Senior-Oceania-2019---Team-Announcement/?fbclid=IwAR3hd4B7w8C6eYcZq0z4WpJct808H0-4zXHzR6ZFgXP3tlBUbzNp15zSUE0). Training was going well, I was moving better and felt so positive about where I was headed.
Sadly I have suffered another injury and it seems my body is aching to be symmetrical again as I have now ruptured my right ACL and torn the meniscus (cartilage). Surgery is the only option so I'm about to go through it all again. This means I should be back and able by Oceania 2020 but Olympic qualification is looking..... less than likely :P
In all honesty, I was heart broken when I got the news that the injury was likely my ACL. Mostly because I was confused as to what I could have done differently - as soon as I suffered an injury I recovered as I should and upon returning to training I would work within no-pain boundaries to build up again. I was (am still) seeing a physio, chiropractor and sports massage therapist throughout..... so many factors. But I worked past it, I know what I must do to get back on track. Surgery will be next week then bring on the rehab.
Looking forward, the WKF Senior World Championships has been the pinnacle of sport Karate up until only recently and would still be the achievement of a lifetime to win. Therefore I have my eyes on the World Champs in 2020.
I know all you wonderful people who supported me were gunning for me to go to the Olympics and I am so sorry if I have disappointed you. Especially those that have invested in me financially, I am truly gutted.
Cards on the table, I am serious about recovering and I will be going for Senior World's in 2020 so was intending to keep the funds in savings until it could be used for competition next year. HOWEVER it is not my money and if anyone who made donations would like their donations back, I will understand completely. Please email me: email@example.com
I wish all the very best of luck to our Kiwi's still going to Oceania in Sydney next week. Work together, train hard, give it your all and keep your head up. Kia Kaha 💛
Haha that's definitely the plan ;-) and thank you so much for your very generous donation!! I hope many good things go your way.
You and me, both! Thank you so much ^_^
Thank you, Kim!! So kind of you to still donate. Hugely appreciated!
That is really amazing of you, thank you so much for your faith in me!
Thank you very much ^_^
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This page was created on 21 Nov 2017 and closed on 21 Nov 2019.