Quartet a knockout success in ring
Lanna Prestige fighters were a force to be reckoned with at the Australian National Muay Thai Championships last month, with four people taking home medals.
The championships were held on October 17 and 18 with Brody Collins, 16, Madeline Duiker, 16, Jake Rowley, 14, and Damon Nelson, 16, making the trip to Queensland to fight.
The Comet Bay College students train under Andrew Nelson at his Lanna Prestige gym in Singleton and qualified for the event after competing at the WA State Championships in September.
Mr Nelson said the results at the national event were impressive as the competitors from the Eastern States were often more experienced with more fights under their belts.
“Damon took home the gold, Brody won bronze and Maddi and Jake finished with silver medals,” he said.
“It was a fantastic result and it was great to see so many competitors.
“There were over 200 fighters in what was only the second year the event has ever been held.”
Brody said the atmosphere at the event was different from that of his previous fights.
“There were bigger crowds and it was much more intense, but we are all really happy with the outcome,” he said.
Damon has now qualified for the 2016 IFMA World Championships, which will be held in Jonkoping, Sweden, in May.
Damon will also be defending his State junior lightweight title on Saturday at the Junior Fight Show, which will be held at Halls Head Recreation Centre.
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Muay Thai fighter Brody Collins, 16, takes on his opponent.