Medal success

MEDALIST: Jacob Roberts with his silver medal at the WKC British Open Championships in Manchester. Photo contributed.
MEDALIST: Jacob Roberts with his silver medal at the WKC British Open Championships in Manchester. Photo contributed.

A HIGH Peak kickboxer has fought his way to a silver medal at the British Open Championships.

Jacob Roberts was one of two students from Paul Roberts Modern Martial Arts Academy in Chapel-en-le-Frith to compete at the World Kickboxing Council event in Manchester on Sunday June 17.

After a hard-fought final, Roberts was awarded second place in the -45k boys’ points fighting.

Fellow member Rhys Roberts fought in a group of bigger and older fighters and unfortunately was not placed.