Third world crown for Chris McCabe

New­town na­tive wins gold

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - SPORT - TAE KWON-DO in Ar­gentina

NEW­TOWN na­tive Chris McCabe be­came world cham­pion for the third time last week­end when he won gold in the Se­nior Male Wel­ter Weight Spar­ring Divi­sion at the ITF World Cham­pi­onships in Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina.

McCabe’s vic­tory makes him a three-time world cham­pion (2014 Rome, 2016 Brighton, 2018 Buenos Aires) and the New­town man and head coach at East Coast TKD also scooped the bronze medal in the Se­nior Male 6th De­gree Pat­terns.

McCabe had four ex­tremely tough fights in the Spar­ring, against Ar­gentina, Spain, Ja­pan and Ar­gentina in the fi­nal.

‘We are all ex­tremely proud and ex­cited for him af­ter all the work put into pre­par­ing for this World Event. #thi­sis50 #3is­themag­ic­num­ber #still­slay­ing,’ wrote a club spokesper­son on the East Coast TKD Face­book page af­ter the win.

‘Chris McCabe takes bronze in the Se­nior Male 6th De­gree Pat­terns at the ITF World Cham­pi­onships in Buenos Aires af­ter de­feat­ing Rus­sia and Canada to get to the quar­ter-fi­nals, but unfortunately lost to the ex­cep­tional and cur­rent world cham­pion, Kevin McCabe from Wales,’ they added.

Wick­low were also rep­re­sented by Em­met Carey who claimed the bronze medal in the very com­pet­i­tive Ju­nior Male U18s Mi­cro Weight Spar­ring at the ITF World Cham­pi­onships.

Carey put in a lot of hard work and faced a very tough op­po­nent to se­cure third in the world.

More next week.

New­town’s Chris McCabe (left) was crowned the Se­nior male wel­ter­weight spar­ring cham­pion of the world at the ITF World Cham­pi­onships in Buenos Aires af­ter he claimed gold last week­end. Here he is with Michael Whe­lan and Jess Bass.

Wick­low’s Em­met Carey claimed bronze in Ar­gentina.

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