Taekwondo: Rising star Mason has 2020 vision

Mason Yarrow
Mason Yarrow

Pictured above is Mason Yarrow. Remember the name, remember the face.

That’s on the advice of proud father Shane, who says his son is on course to be Doncaster’s next Olympic taekwondo star.

The 14-year-old, who represents Armthorpe’s Ultimate Taekwondo, recently returned from the WTF World Cadet Championships in Korea with a bronze medal.

And no sooner had he stepped back onto English soil he became British champion in his weight division at Manchester Velodrome.

“He was in Korea with the Great Britain team for two weeks,” said Shane.

“He was unlucky not to win gold or silver.

“After beating the reigning European champion by stoppage in the first round, he went on to beat Iran and Denmark.

“In the semi-final he lost by one point to Mexico. He was very unlucky.

“Mason’s ambition is go to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 and do not be surprised to see him there,” he added.

“He trains every day and sacrifices all the usual teenage stuff to achieve his goal.”

Yarrow, a pupil at Hungerhill School, was named GB Cadet of the Year for 2014.

This year he has won gold at the Spanish Open and silver at the Dutch Open.

Anyone interested in sponsoring Mason should email Shane at thegasmanyarrow@btinternet.com.