Gvidas Norvilas, Ilya Celinskis, Nikita Celinskis, James Russell, Tillie Flanagan, Spencer Dawes and Oliver Wright were among the medal winners for the Mark Farnham Schools of Tae Kwon-Do at Worcester.

MARTIAL ARTS: Competitors from the Mark Farnham Schools of Tae Kwon-Do returned from the BTC Championships with 19 medals, a dozen being gained by the King’s Lynn centre.

The event, at Worcester Arena, brought together all the major Tae Kwon-Do associations in the country, with 12 fighting areas running, consisting of more than 750 competitors and 100 officials.

Pattern, sparring, destruction, power pad, team sparring and team pattern events took place and Lynn students gained three gold medals, two silver and seven bronze.

Nikita Celinskis won the boys’ black belt team sparring competition and also got a bronze medal in the sparring.

There was also a gold/bronze double for Tillie Flanagan in the girls’ blue belt sparring and team sparring.

Oliver Wright won gold in the boys’ black belt team sparring, with silver medals going to Ilya Celinskis (cadet male black belt team sparring) and James Russell (men’s black belt sparring).

Bronze medals were gained by Spencer Dawes (boys’ red belt team sparring), Spencer Dawes (boys’ red belt sparring), Gopinath Govindaratan (men’s blue belt patterns), Kasey Grimes (girls’ red belt team sparring) and Gvidas Norvilas (boys’ red belt sparring).

The schools are now preparing for their next event, the British Championships in November.

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