TAEKWONDO MEDALS AT BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Gibraltar returned home with medals in five different categories at the British Taekwondo National Poomsae 2016 Championships held in Nottingham last month.

Local martial artist Ilya Rodionov won gold in the British National Championship K2 Peewee Male Individuals in what was an emotional affair for the youngster.

But the records kept rolling as seven-year-old Gabriella Garcia became the youngest local competitor to recieve a medal.

“Poomsae is a game of very fine margins and subjective decisions. The level of the competition was truly amazing and it is getting harder and harder each time,” said Master Ernest Garcia from Gibraltar Taekwondo following the best ever medal tally achieved by the team. “It was a very emotional weekend as this is the first time Gibraltar Taekwondo has returned home with so many medals. For some, it was their first international competition. All that is left is to congratulate the team for their hard work and achievements and for making Gibraltar proud.”

The results were as follows: Ilya Rodionov GOLD MEDAL for 1st place in K2 Peewee Male Individuals; Macy Cornelio BRONZE MEDAL for 3rd place in Dan U14 Pairs; Kelsey Cornelio and Ilya Rodionov BRONZE MEDAL for 3rd place in K1 Cadet Pairs; Gabriella Garcia and Leland Cornelio BRONZE MEDAL for 3rd place in K2 Mini Peewee Pairs; Macy Cornelio 6th place in Dan U14 Female Individuals; Kelsey Cornelio 5th place in K1 Cadet Female Individuals; Leland Cornelio 10th place in K2 Mini Peewee Male Individuals; Gabriella Garcia 5th place in K3 Mini Peewee Female Individuals; Megan Ruiz 6th place in Dan U17 Female Individuals; Megan Ruiz BRONZE MEDAL for 3rd place in Dan U17 Female Teams.

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