Che­sham’s up for the Kup at top tour­na­ment

Nine gold medals won by young­sters at Bri­tish con­test

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - by Justin Guthrie tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­

CHE­SHAM Taek­wondo Club won a su­perb nine gold medals at the Bri­tish United Taek­wondo Fed­er­a­tion tour­na­ment in Hat­field.

Max Whit­ley will take the plau­dits af­ter achiev­ing gold in both of his events and win­ning the ju­nior coloured belt award for the third year run­ning, but there were ster­ling per­for­mances through­out the team.

Har­vey Stacey had his own dou­ble tri­umph, win­ning two golds in the 1st Kup, while Ian Evans and Cal Hamil­ton also achieved a gold medal apiece in their maiden tour­na­ments.

Sam Rix, Ge­orge Han­chant and Craig Chil­dress picked up Che­sham’s other golds in the 5th Kup (ju­nior), 2nd Kup (ju­nior) and 2nd Dan re­spec­tively.

Among the sil­ver medals were Luke Mit­ter­hu­ber, Wayne Ma­honey, Martin Rit­ter and begin­ner Tay­lor Hall, who was out­stand­ing as he picked up two sil­vers in both of his 9th Kup (ju­nior) events.

Joe Rix, Nathan Pas­call, Char­lie Tre­anor, Jor­dan Hey­wood and Dave Shake­speare all per­formed ad­mirably to earn bronzes and boost Che­sham’s fi­nal medal tally at last week’s event to 19.

Most im­pres­sive of all, how­ever, was Whit­ley. Just a day af­ter his golden per­for­mance in the 1st Kup (ju­nior) at Hat­field, the 12-year-old from Che­sham en­tered another tour­na­ment, win­ning a hat-trick of events at the UKTA Lon­don Open in Guild­ford.

Whit­ley took the top prizes in pat­terns, spar­ring and a spe­cial tech­nique event of per­form­ing a fly­ing side-kick over two hur­dles to hit a tar­get. Com­bined with his dou­ble gold in a Global Taek­wondo In­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment in Chel­tenham ear­lier this month, Whit­ley has now won seven golds in two week­ends.

Ear­lier this year, Whit­ley’s con­tin­ued suc­cess and hard-work was re­warded through fund­ing by the GLL Sports Coun­cil to as­sist with train­ing and tour­na­ment costs.

Any­one who wants to join can get more in­for­ma­tion by vis­it­ing the club web­site at www.che­shamtkd. com.

HIGH-KICK­ING: (Above) Che­sham Taek­wondo Club show off their tro­phies; (above right) ac­tion from the tour­na­ment

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