A ROSSMOYNE resident who took up karate as a junior to build resilience and self confidence has been selected to represent Australia at the eighth Commonwealth Karate Championships.
And she is daring to dream big.
Jazmine Stone was seven, shy and being bullied when her mum introduced her to the sport.
By age 11 her coach had noticed her talent, told her to train hard, and invited her to work with his elite squad, with things progressing further than she ever expected.
Just recently the 2014 and 2015 State Karate Champion travelled to Adelaide for the National Championships where she finished second, earning her a berth at the Commonwealth Championships in New Delhi in India, starting next week.
The 16-year-old will participate in the Kata Junior Female division for 16 and 17 year-olds and the Kata Senior Female division.
“It is a really great feeling to represent your country in the sport that you love,” she said.
“My goal is for gold.
“You have to train to win and that is what I plan to do.”
She received a $200 Flight Centre voucher from Stockland Bull Creek to help pay for her flight to India.