Venue: Barclaycard Arena Birmingham 16/07/2016
Harry Fuller: Mens yellow belt sparring and patterns
Robert Nimmo: Mens yellow belt sparring
Tyha Currie: Ladies blue belt patterns and sparring
Christine Abbott: Ladies red belt sparring and patterns
3,720 students, hundreds of officials, medics and welfare officers descended on Birmingham for the 11th Open World Championships. The spectator support was also amazing with many thousands watching on both days.
With 27 countries competing this was the biggest Taekwon-do Open World Championships to date.
Every one of our students did the club proud and we were oh so close to having 2 World Champions. In the end we had to be content with 3 Silver medals. Christine for Sparring and Patterns and Tyha for sparring.
Both fought bravely through many rounds and the results were in doubt until the last moment.
Julie was our only official at the event and spent 2 days in Birmingham even though we had no students competing Sunday. She received a special thank you from Master Donnelly for all her help.
To bring back 3 Silvers from just 4 students was a fantastic achievement. Our yellow belt men have only been training for 6 months and were competing in their first ever competition.
Although they didn’t medal the experience will stand them in good stead for future events.
The next competition is the South East Championships 4th September.