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Caradh O'Donovan

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Caradh O'Donovan
Born (1984-03-10) 10 March 1984 (age 40)
Sligo, Ireland
ResidenceDublin, Ireland
Height160 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb; 8 st 9 lb)
Fighting out ofTallaght Martial Arts
Years active1998-present

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Caradh O'Donovan (born 10 March 1984) is an Irish International kickboxer (pointfighting). She is the Number 1 ranked Irish female kick boxer at 55 kg and her current Club is Tallaght Martial Arts in Dublin. Originally from Sligo, Caradh is a member of the Kickboxing Ireland official Irish Team and has won over 11 National Kickboxing titles.[1]


Born in Sligo, O'Donovan took up kickboxing in 1998 at the age of fourteen. She has a degree in Sports Management and a Masters Degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She is also an Athlete Mentor for Sky Sports Living For Sport.[2]


O'Donovan won her first senior WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organizations) European Medal at the age of seventeen.[3] O'Donovan is a three time World Bronze Medallist and a WAKO European Kickboxing Champion which she won at the W.A.K.O. European Championships 2012 (Bucharest). She defeated Norways Ina Grindheim in the final of these Championships.[4]

In 2013, O'Donovan won the -55 kg Pointfighting division at the Irish Open (WAKO World Cup) after beating Britains Yasmin Anderson. She went on to win a Bronze medal in the WAKO World Championship later that year. O'Donovan defended her Irish Open title in 2014 by beating current WAKO World Champion Evita Viltanioti of Greece in the final. After this she took a short break to recover from a diagnosis of Crohns disease.

O'Donovan made her comeback to the 2015 Kickboxing season with a silver medal at the Irish Open in March of that year.[5] She backed this up with wins at the Top Ten British Open and the Bristol Open and finished the year with another Bronze medal at WAKO World Championships held in Dublin, Ireland.[6] In 2016 she has won her eleventh National Title, a fifth Irish Open Title by beating Evelyn Neyens of Belgium in the final and a Bronze Medal at the Hungarian Open.


  1. "Caradh O'Donovan – Kickboxer". 2016-07-23. Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  2. "Caradh O'Donovan". Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  3. "Official WAKO results - WAKO". Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  4. "WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations". Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  5. "Kickboxing Irish Open International 2015 | - Sports Competitions, Made Easy". 2015-03-08. Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  6. "Caradh O'Donovan Kickboxer". Facebook. Retrieved 2016-08-02.

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