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Taekwondo club's medals triumph

PUBLISHED: 08:38 10 March 2009 | UPDATED: 08:01 01 August 2010

Bungay Taekwondo Club based at Bungay High School travelled to Wales recently to compete in the first ever GTUK Welsh Open Tournament,

Seven competitors from the club fought at the Welsh National Velodrome to bring back an astonishing haul of 11 medals.

Bungay Taekwondo Club based at Bungay High School travelled to Wales recently to compete in the first ever GTUK Welsh Open Tournament,

Seven competitors from the club fought at the Welsh National Velodrome to bring back an astonishing haul of 11 medals. The competition was often bruising and brutal but very rewarding.

Clinton Gillett, the club instructor said: “Students from Bungay got stuck into the fierce mêlées and demonstrated cool professionalism and respect in order to triumph in difficult and challenging bouts, Kal Bedingfield did a great job as our chief cheerleader as well.”

George Crickmore (aged 14 from Bungay) achieved a superb double Gold for sparring and patterns, whilst Logan Bedingfield (aged 20 from Bungay) also did well to gain gold for fighting. His Mum and Dad Nigel and Sue Bedingfield also achieved medals (Sue: bronze sparring and silver patterns. Nigel: Gold Sparring and Silver patterns) making for fantastic family success. Lianne Hatcher (aged 17 from Holton) gained her 1st Black belt adult female medal with a wonderful bronze for sparring, whilst Martin Sloan, the assistant instructor (aged 39 from Ditchingham) fought well to achieve a Bronze in the Tag Team event with Clinton Gillett. Clinton was also awarded Gold for 3rd Degree patterns to round off a brilliant event.

There is a grading at the club very soon but anyone who is interested in trying this Olympic martial art will be most warmly welcomed at any time, just contact the school for details.

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