MARTIAL ARTS: Fenland BCKA trio strike gold at WKC World Championships

17 November, 2017 - 09:43
Fenland BCKA fighters Eddy Paddock, Leon Gold and Sam Spencer show off their gold medals.

Fenland BCKA fighters Eddy Paddock, Leon Gold and Sam Spencer show off their gold medals.

Archant

Three Fenland BCKA Kickboxing Club fighters are back in Cambridgeshire after starring on the international stage.

Leon Gold, Eddy Paddoc and Sam Spencer travelled to Portugal for the seventh WKC World Championships and returned with a whopping eight medals between them.

Gold was crowned world champion in the -75kg points and -80kg light contract categories, Spencer claimed top spot in the 16-18 years old junior boys +65kg points and 16-18 years old junior boys +65kg light contact categories and Paddock took gold in two different categories across two weight classes.

Coach, Andy Whitwell, said: “These fighters are putting Fenland martial arts on the map.

“These students are on top of their game and by far the best fighters in their categories in this area. The loyalty and dedication shown by these members make them a pleasure to teach and work with and this is a great springboard for the largest of all martial arts tournaments, the Irish open early next year.”

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Wisbech Standard