From 10 competitors TTA Leeds came away with 2 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals! Everyone from Leeds participated in both Poomsae (patterns) and Kyorugi (sparring) competitions. Mr John Ikoro managed to medal in the Poomsae competition and carry out his duties as a referee in the ring for the sparring competition. At the end of the competition the crowd was treated to a special display of poomsae from a competitor who has recently competed at international competitions.
Justyna Gajewska – Gold, Ladies Blackbelt 2nd Dan Poomsae
John Ikoro – Gold, Mens Black belt 2nd Dan Poomsae
Teboho Letima – Bronze, Children’s 1st Kup Poomsae
Adam Haq – Bronze, Junior Black Belt 1st Poom Poomsae
Rina Adhikary – Bronze, Ladies Black Belt 2nd Dan Poomsae
Llewelyn Godfrey – Bronze, Mens Black Belt 1st Dan Poomsae
In particular all the new Leeds Poom grades performed well whether they medalled or not, especially as they had only just been promoted in September 2012!
Adam Haq – Juniors under 55kg
Nimra Haq – Silver, Juniors under 53kg
Alexander Bliznuik – Silver, Childrens under 36kg
Teboho Letima – Silver, Childrens under 23kg
Justyna Gajewska – Silver, Ladies under 73kg
Rina Adhikary – Bronze, Ladies under 53kg
Mai Omi – Ladies Under 57kg
Llewellyn Godfrey – Silver, Mens under 54kg Black belt
Jonathan Blockley – Silver, Mens under 68 kg Black Belt
Alicia Jimenez – Bronze, Ladies under 67kg
Overall this was a great performance from the Leeds club as we continue to gain strength in competitive Taekwondo – I hope this can continue into the team event in April next year.
Competitions are very hectic and there is a lot of pressure on the day, so everyone pulled together to coach players and make the day successful.
Special thanks to:
Rina, John and Mr and Mrs Haq for driving
Alicia for arranging accommodation