Caradh O'Donovan Caradh is a former Kickboxer and is also a member of the Irish karate team. After a successful career in kickboxing winning multiple World, European and National Titles she recently made the switch to Karate where she has since won numerous National Championships. Caradh’s lifelong passion for sport motivated her to attain a Sports Management Degree and a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology. Giving Back Caradh has campaigned for increased athlete rights in sport and is a member of the Global Athlete Start Up Group; which is a movement that aims to drive positive change across the world of sport. Caradh is also a founding member of the Irish Karate Athlete Commission. In addition, she has volunteered her time via ambassadorial roles for the Irish Society for Colitis and Crohns Disease (ISCC) and Children in Hospital Ireland. Caradh was an athlete mentor with Sky Sports Living For Sport and is also an athlete mentor with Sports For Schools. Caradh is passionate about giving back as she believes in the power of good that sport can have in young peoples lives. Why did you want to join the More than Medals programme? I wanted to join the programme because I knew I needed help with transitioning from elite sport and that time is getting closer to me now. For me, the coronavirus has made it even more relevant as the uncertainty could mean that I never play again - depending on when competition is back up and running. It has also given me a focus over the past couple of months and I’m very grateful to have this opportunity. Competitive Record 2019 ONAKAI Karate National Champion 2019 Ishoj Cup Denmark (Karate) Bronze Medallist 2018 ONAKAI Karate National Champion 2017 WAKO World Kickboxing Cup Gold Medallist x 2 2017 ONAKAI Karate National Champion 2017 Irish Open International Karate Bronze Medallist 2017 WAKO World Kickboxing Cup Silver Medallist 2016 WAKO World Kickboxing Cup Gold Medallist 2016 WAKO World Kickboxing Cup Bronze Medallist 2015 WAKO World Kickboxing Championships Bronze Medallist 2015 WAKO World Kickboxing Cup Silver Medallist 2015 Top Ten British Open Kickboxing International Gold Medallist 2015 Bristol Open Kickboxing International Gold Medallist 2015 Belgian Open Kickboxing Silver Medallist.