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North Georgia teenager compete in world karate competition
Brianna Ray wins two gold and two bronze medals
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The wall in Brianna Ray's home gym is covered with her certificates and belts she earned in Korean-style martial arts. The 16-year-old Lumpkin County High School student recently competed in the World Kickboxing and Karate Council competition in October in Taranto, Italy. She brought home two gold medals and two bronze medals. - photo by SAVANNAH KING
Upon first impression, Brianna Ray is a typical American teenager. The Lumpkin County High School sophomore keeps her long hair tied back in a ponytail and her video games are strewn around the base of the television. But after a few minutes with Brianna, it’s clear this 16-year-old girl is more fierce than most.