Jamaica’s Sheckema Cunningham by being the first non-European and only black female to win Gold at the Dutch Open held in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Google Images)

Caribbean 360 is reporting that Sheckema Cunningham, a rising star in the world of martial arts, has made history. Jamaica’s sports minister Neita Headley is reporting that Cunningham placed Jamaica in the spotlight after capturing gold at the Dutch Open in Eindhoven, Netherlands over the weekend.

Cunningham’s medal was her first European championship gold and she has become the only non-European and only black female participant to have achieved the feat in the 750-strong line-up of competitors.

Cunningham participated in the micro-weight division and defeated her Italian opponent in a close semi-final match before going on to defeat an opponent from Poland in the final.

Read more at Caribbean 360.

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