Hatfield club's medal haul

PUBLISHED: 11:28 09 April 2008 | UPDATED: 22:06 26 October 2009

The youngsters show off their medals

The youngsters show off their medals

A HATFIELD club claimed eight medals at the English Open ITF Taekwon-Do Championships, including gold for seven-year-old Dunia Mangal. The United Kingdom Taekwon-Do (UKTD) club achieved brilliant results from this year s highly competitive event at the K2

A HATFIELD club claimed eight medals at the English Open ITF Taekwon-Do Championships, including gold for seven-year-old Dunia Mangal.

The United Kingdom Taekwon-Do (UKTD) club achieved brilliant results from this year's highly competitive event at the K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley, as they collected a gold, three silver and four bronze medals.

Gold went to the Hatfield club's youngest competitor, Dunia Mangal.

She came out on top in her sparring division at the age of seven.

After her win she said: "I enjoy every minute of my Taekwon-Do training.

"Taekwon-Do gives me self-confidence which helped me to win gold.

"I look forward to more competitions and I am encouraging my friends at my school to come and train with me."

Silver medals were won by Sulaimaan Lim, aged nine, Harris Mangal, seven, and 15-year-old Mehmet Alaca.

The four UKTD youngsters to claim bronze were Imran Zaman, 12, Freddie Gerrard, 10, Sulaiman Mangal, 10, and Athal Mangal, also 10.

Instructor David Bogen said: "We congratulate Dunia and all her fellow medallists from the UKTD on their dazzling achievement and look forward to building on this year's success at future championships."

For further details on the UKTD and classes at Hatfield Leisure Centre in Travellers Lane visit www.taekwondo-uktd.co.uk or ring 07949 612706.


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