On the 20th February, the University of Nottingham Taekwondo Club competed in their second fixture of their season, the BUCS Winter Championships which was hosted at our very own David Ross Sports Village. Fourteen competitors were entered, five of whom (Summer Waheed, Kiah Kearney, Sam Walters, Norman Galiza, Mateusz Sowinski) experienced their first competition with the club.
The #GreenandGold of the University of Nottingham put in admirable performances throughout the competition, particularly in A-class. Excellent performances in sparring were displayed by our scholar Matthew Howell, who alongside Chloe Dutton claimed fantastic golds! Shian Yin also performed brilliantly to win silver, with Harry Jordan earning a bronze. University of Nottingham athletes also performed exceptionally well in the A-class team patterns event where Dylla Idriss, Summer Waheed and Zili Zhou won a joint silver medal!
Accompanying this succes were incredible achievements in C-class, where both Norman Galiza and Mateuscz Sowinski medalled in their first ever competition, with a bronze and silver respectively! Finally, a special mention must be made to Shay Adubofour, Charlie Leboff, Kiah Kearney, Sam Walters and Katie Silverwood for the outstanding effort that they put in throughout.
In total, the University of Nottingham Taekwondo Club returned with a total of 7 medals which we are incredibly proud of! The club hope to build upon this at the next BUCS competition in March by finishing with a strong result for their high-level athletes, and bringing through more new members to build up their experience.
Congratulations to all of our #GreenandGold athletes for their performances during the tournament, and we look forward to seeing the club continue to progress. The club would also like to make a special thank you to all of their coaches, volunteers and umpires that represented the university, and supported them so well in the build-up to the competition.
Matt Howell - Gold - WT Sparring
Chloe Dutton - Gold - WT Sparring
Shian Yin - Silver - WT Sparring
Mateusz Sowinski - Silver - WT Sparring
Summer Waheed, Dylla Idris, Helen Zhou - Silver - Kukkiwon Team Patterns
Harry Jordan - Bronze - ITF Sparring
Norman Galiza - Bronze - WT Sparring
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Posted on Tuesday 22nd February 2022