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Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Martial Arts Jeremiah Richichi

Grand Master Brenda Sell of Florida presents Jeremiah Richichi with his black belt. — Submitted photo

The latest black belt recipient at at Kootenay Martial Arts is now the youngest in North America.

Jeremiah Richichi tested for his black belt in Tae Kwon Do recently, and after achieving his goal, became the youngest Tae Kwon Do black belt in North America at the age of eight years of age.

The achievement shows Richichi's dedication and perseverance in all areas of life.

Mallard's Source for sports is pleased to show some love for Jeremiah Richichi with Team of the Week honours.

Pictured is Grand Master Brenda Sell of Florida, who led the testing, presenting Richichi, under the direct leadership of Master Dean Siminoff at Kootenay Martial Arts, with his belt.

Sell is the second highest ranked female in the world.