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NZ International Taekwon-Do Champions clean up

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July 27  2010

 

NZ International Taekwon-Do Champions clean up at ITF Asian Tournament

New Zealand’s top Taekwon-do athletes hauled in the medals at this weeks ITF Asian Taekwon-do Championships in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The 15 member Kiwi team from International Taekwon-Do won 18 gold, nine Silver and three bronze titles.

New Zealand is ranked number 2 in the world behind Argentina in the sport.

New Zealand Coach Steve Pellow says the performance of the New Zealand team in Vietnam means that they have a real shot at becoming the top country at the 2011 World Championships being held in Wellington New Zealand next March.

“New Zealand has dominated the Asian tournament and all eyes will be on the kiwis at the World Championships next year to be number one,” says Pellow.

The team have also been consistently at the top of their game at two other recent  international tournaments.

“ New Zealand finished second overall in Jamaica at the ITF Taekwon-Do Gold Cup and New Zealand star Carl van Roon was also second in the recent US Open during the ESPN  “ Night  of the Stars Competition “. 

“The team is on fire and we are looking to do New Zealand proud at the World Championships in Wellington next year,” says Pellow.

Results from  Vietnam:  DAY 1

 

9 Gold Medals: All in Patterns Divisions
Chris Broughton - Snr Male 1st Dan
Mark Trotter - Snr Male 4th Dan
Carolina Dillen - Snr Female 1st Dan
Estelle Speirs - Snr Female 2nd Dan
Michael Davis - Jnr Male 1st Dan
Ethan Parker - Jnr Male 2nd Dan
Melissa Timperley - Jnr Female 3rd Dan

Mark Trotter & Chris Broughton - Pre-arranged Pattern
Carolina Dillen / Estelle Speirs / Amanda Cleland / Alicia Yates / Melissa Timperley - Female Team Pattern

3 Silver Medals: All in Patterns Divisions
Carl van Roon - Snr Male 2nd Dan
Richard Lavin - Snr Male 4th Dan
Simon Davis - Jnr Male 1st Dan

1 Bronze Medals: - All in Patterns Divisions
Ethan Parker & Melissa Timperley  - Pre-arranged Pattern

DAY 2
 

9 Gold Medals:All in Sparring Divisions
Michael Davis - Jnr Male Light Weight
Amanda Cleland - Jnr / Snr Special Sparring
Chris Broughton - Snr Male light Weight
Mark Trotter - Snr Micro Weight
Carl van Roon - Snr Heavy Weight
Estelle Speirs - Snr Femail Micro Weight
Carolina Dillen - Snr Female Light Weight

Female Team Sparring
Male Team Sparring


6 Silver Medals: All in Sparring Divisions
Simon Davis - Jnr Male Light Weight
Ethan Parker - Junior Male Middle Weight
Melisa Timperly - Jnr / Snr Special Sparring
Richard Lavin - Snr Male Heavy Weight
Clint King - Snr Male Hyper Weight
Alicia Yates - Snr Female Micro Weight

2 Bronze Medals: All in Sparring divisions
Mathew Davey - Snr Male Light Weight
Michael Onland - Snr Male Hyper Weight

 

Taekwon-Do is the most popular form of martial arts in the world with an estimated 180 million practitioners of the sport which has its origins in Korea.

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