Celebrating Success - Emma Ruthven
|On Sunday 27/08, Emma won Gold in Cadets (U16) Kata at The Scottish Grand Prix
as part of her "Build Up" to competing at the World Karate Federation World Junior
Karate Championships in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, in October, where she will
represent the Scottish National Karate Team for the second time.
|Emma has already represented her country at the European Championships in Sofia,
Bulgaria in February, reaching the last 16 of the tournament.
A fantastic achievement. Emma is currently ranked 17th in the world.
|Over the past year, Emma has competed and won medals at the following events....
New York International Open, (Bronze)
Scottish National Champion (Kata)
Irish International Open Champion
Welsh Open Champion
North East of England Open Champion
Cumbrian Open Champion
Polish Open (5th place)
Venice Cup (Bronze)
Harusoto World Cup, Poland (Silver)
Austrian Champions Cup, (5th Place)
Gothenburg International Open Champion
Scottish Grand Prix Champion
British 4 Nations Championship (Bronze)
World Youth Cup, Croatia
Scottish International Open (Silver)
Italian Libertas Open, Caorle, Italy (Silver)
For the next part of 2017 in the run up to the World Championships
British International Open, Meadowbank (September)
Banzai Cup, Berlin (October)
Polish Open (October)
World Championships, Tenerife (October)
Venice Cup (November)
She has also appeared on STV2 "Live at Five"
As a result of her sporting talents, Emma is very well known in karate circles throughout Europe and indeed USA.
As a result, she has many world class athletes and coaches that she would consider to be friends.
She trains 25/30 hours a week, not only karate training but, strength and conditioning, flexibility, Olympic weight lifting, plus a program for nutrition, rest, sleep and recovery. This program has been put together by TeamGB and Scottish Karate for Emma as she has been identified by TeamGB as being one of only 2 athletes of her age as showing potential for selection for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
All a very big commitment and very demanding to manage her time for her training, competing and most importantly education.
She as a true star and a credit to Carluke High School. Congratulations Emma on your tremendous success so far and we wish you well in all your future competitions. A wonderful role model for all our pupils.