Barrhead karate ace Niamh Junner fought her way through a tough field at the Harasuto World Cup in Lodz, Poland last week to clinch a bronze medal.

Her third tournament so far in 2019 after winning bronze at the Karate Champions Cup in Austria and representing Scotland at the European U21 Championships in Denmark, Niamh carried on that form as she added to her medal collection.

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The Shitokai Karate Club youngster received a bye in the first-round before easing past home favourite Patrycja Szelagiewicz 5-3 in the second-round.

The 17-year-old then made light work of Ukrainian Catherine Zaitseva in the third-round with a convincing 2-1 win to set up a fourth-round clash with Sara Krivdova of Slovakia - a fighter she had beaten in their three previous meetings.

Barrhead News: Niamh showing off her Harasuto World Cup bronze and certificateNiamh showing off her Harasuto World Cup bronze and certificate

It wasn’t to be this time, however, with perhaps some complacency sneaking in as the world number 77 showed some great form to come out on top in a tight contest before eventually going on to win gold.

Niamh had to keep her focus as she was called back to take on Denmark’s Tatiana Muennoi in a bronze medal Repechage, winning 3-1 to secure her second bronze medal of the year.

With those two medals under her belt already as well as impressing at the European Champs, the Barrhead star’s form has caught the eye of national bosses with the youngster being selected to represent Scotland at the WKF Junior World Championships in Santiago, Chile in October.

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That trip is self-funded with Niamh’s father, Douglas, asking any local businesses who would like to support a rising star to get in touch via email at