WISBECH: Medals galore and an England international at county open

WISBECH students won seven gold medals and watched an England international when the town hosted the Cambridgeshire Open Taekwondo-do Competition. The top Wisbech performers were Dominic Marcinkevicius, Stuart Murat and Connor Else who won two golds each.

WISBECH students won seven gold medals and watched an England international when the town hosted the Cambridgeshire Open Taekwondo-do Competition.

The top Wisbech performers were Dominic Marcinkevicius, Stuart Murat and Connor Else who won two golds each.

Else also won a bronze and Erik Krasovskis was the other Wisbech gold medal winner. He also won a bronze.

About 40 taekwon-do students from clubs in Mid Anglia, King's Lynn and Downham Market competed in the event at the Hudson Leisure Centre, hosted by the Carter Schools of Taekwon-do.


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England squad member, Sean Berry, from Newmarket, at just 15, gave competitors and guests a fantastic show as he took gold against the adult black bets.

Marcinkevicius, who will be competing in the English national competition in Crawley in two weeks, said: "It was an incredible day. Watching Sean Berry was a real inspiration."

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The Wisbech club won a total of 22 medals with Joseph Else, winning two silvers and a bronze, Jade Griffiths, two bronzes, Sara Newman, two silvers and bronze, Jasmine Griffiths, two silvers, Paul Gowler, three bronzes.

Wisbech chief instructor Anthony Carter said: "I am extremely proud of all of my students. We were honored to have seventh Dan Master Derek Blackburn with us to help judge and to referee some of the bouts and my students were an absolute credit to me and to Wisbech.

"It is at times like this that my 19 years as an instructor are rewarded. They made me proud.

He added: "It is very unusual for us to see a member of the England squad in Wisbech, and we wish Sean every success for the future.

"He is always welcome back.

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