Medals aplenty in Swindon

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Members of Eastwood Taekwondo Academy were again in fine form as they took part at the British International Championships in Swindon..

They brought back a total of one gold medal, nine silvers and eight bronze, including:

Kerry Wilson 5th Dan black belt - silver (pattern), bronze (sparring)

Andrew Wilson 1st Dan - bronze (pattern)

Brandon Wilson Junior 1st Dan - gold (special technique), silver (sparring), bronze (pattern)

Holly Phillips 4th Kup Blue Belt - bronze (sparring)

G Betts 5th Kup green belt - silver (sparring), bronze (pattern)

Rachel Burdett Junior 5th Kup green belt - silver (pattern)

Vesta Daukintyte 6th Kup green belt - silver (sparring), bronze (pattern)

Richard Steel 7th Kup yellow belt - silver (sparring), bronze (pattern)

Raeve Steel Junior 7th Kup yellow belt - silver (pattern), silver (sparring)

Jules Fergus 7th Kup yellow belt - silver (sparring), bronze (pattern)

The two-day event was enjoyed by over 600 competitors, from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, Germany,Sweden, Netherlands and Spain.

Master Nicholls 8th Dan, President of UKITF, hosted the prestigious event.

Master Wood, Instructor of Eastwood TKD Academy said: “I’d like to thank all students who competed and parents who supported our club. Also thanks to Mr A Feakes and Mr J Wood for their support on both days.”

Anyone wishing to train with Master Wood can contact him on 079760 18545 or call in at Plumptre Hall, Church Street, Eastwood.