Rising 16-year-old Barbados martial sport athlete Shackeem Mascoll, captured the silver medal in the 70 kg Junior Sanda Boys (Chinese Kick-boxing), at the 10th Pan American Wushu Championships in Costa Rica which was staged September 5, 6, 7, 2014.
Four hundred and twenty Wushu athletes ranging in ages from 8 to 30 from the Pan American region participated in the bi-annual event. Kick-boxing is the the official combat sport of the People’s Republic of China,
Mascoll, the lone Barbados Wushu Taichi Federation participant, was very happy with his first-time performance and the experience gained from competing in an event of this magnitude. He expressed his sincere appreciation to the BWTF and BOA for funding his trip as well as his coach’s. He also praised the Costa Rican organizing committee for hosting a fantastic event.