Martial arts team strike gold at World Kickboxing Championship
A martial arts group based in Doncaster have enjoyed a trip to the United States of America for the World Kickboxing Championships.
Team ACMAC Inspire spent a week in Niagara Falls and came home with a great medal haul.
Tiff Richardson and Hayden Lindley who competed in the championships successfully won double gold in their individual sections and Richardson added another gold and bronze in team fighting to her medal tally.
Only two other competitors on the England team won both their divisions and they were amongst the best fighters at the event that had 17 countries in attendance.
Brother and Sister, Joe and Olivia Cope struck gold for the first time at world level and they also both won a bronze. They are the first world champions from Rossington School in Doncaster.
Stephen Jones was the final member of the martial arts team to win gold and he also managed to pick up a bronze medal.
Lucy Crittenden and Kelly Ashbridge both won two silver medals and a bronze Medal.
Bailey Willis and Micheala Hempstock both came home with silver and bronze, after fighting at world level for the very first time.
Father and son Wayne and George Emsley both brought home a well-earned bronze.
The youngest member of the team, Oscar Snedker who is only 11 years old also picked up a bronze medal.
Others including Jon Glarvey and Cieran Ashbridge didn’t receive a medal this time around but trained so hard and produced great performances so that they could do their country and team proud.
Overall their total medal haul was eight gold, six silver and 11 bronze, head coach Andy Crittenden said he was over whelmed with the success.
The event itself was described as such a fantastic experience and all the parents and family members were said to have played their part in the great achievements by the competitors.