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Day 2 of competition started well with the Junior boys taking centre stage to finish their sparring categories from the day before, while the seniors started their quest for medals on the rings surrounding them. All four boys that were left to spar battled hard in matches against each other & the rest of the world. Results below;

Adam Everett Bronze Welterweight sparring

Josh Harris Bronze Heavyweight sparring

Billy Smith Silver Welterweight sparring

Sam Richards Silver Heavyweight sparring

The patterns started really well for the senior category with England producing another two World Champions! Results below;

Sarah Harris Bronze 3rd Degree ladies patterns

Hayley Smyth Bronze 2nd Degree ladies patterns

Adam Gibbs Silver 3rd Degree male patterns

Hayley Parker Gold 5th Degree ladies patterns

Andrew Lawrence Gold 3rd Degree male patterns

After a break for medal presentations at 1pm the seniors got started with sparring. There were some very tough fights, but UK ITF did really well in picking up the following results;

Sarah Harris Bronze Heavyweight ladies sparring

Hayley Smyth Bronze Hyperweight ladies sparring

John Vernazza Silver Heavyweight male sparring

Hayley Parker Gold Welterweight female sparring DOUBLE World Champion!

Junior boys & girls started thier team events, with the girls putting in a 4 person team in the sparring & the boys fielding a full team for both patterns & sparring. The girls were up against Austrailia first round & put in a great perfomance with two wins & two losses, however because they were one competitor down they had to forefit a fight which left them with two three loss. The boys had a tough draw in the patterns coming up against Argentina 1st round, they put in two really solid patterns but unfortunatly did not progress to the next round. Next up was sparring for them & they had USA first round. The boys put in really strong performances & won three fights in four so didn''t even need to use their last man & comfortably moved into the next round agaist Italy. Three boys put in really strong efforts against an experienced Italian team, but were not succesful with wins so did not progress to the next round. Well done to all the junior teams who put in a really great effort.

Competition continues today with the adult events. Good luck to all!


Written by: Kerry Burridge - 10th August 2012
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Michael Wood : 20th August 2012, 10:02

Hi U.K.I.T.F.
Been on holiday in I.O.W. and come back to find this fantastic email on the World Champs. Congratulations to everyone for effort and true T.K.D. SPIRIT. as the saying goes You only get out of life what you put in. Big thankyou to all coaches and Admin for hardwork behind this Major Event. Win or Loose you are all stars within the UKITF. looking forward to seeing you all.soon.

Master M Wood
Eastwood TKD Academy
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