Second world title for Joondalup’s GI Jane

Jane Henderson with her world title belt.
Jane Henderson with her world title belt.

JOONDALUP woman Jane Henderson has won her second world taekwondo title at the age of 48.

Deemed “one of the fittest people you will ever meet” by her coach Tony Curtis, the mother of two produced four fights in one day in Birmingham, UK on her was to claiming the over 40s veteran heavyweight division title.

Henderson, who is celebrating her success by travelling around Europe, claimed the title in 2016 as well.

Her coach at Joondalup ATI Martial Arts described her as an athlete with impressive dedication, but even stronger character.

“Jane is a mother of two and she is so determined. She loves to train,” Curtis said.

“She is a machine, she is very disciplined and focused.

“She is a completely ripped athlete.”

Two other competitors from ATI Martial Arts Joondalup claimed a medal at the world championships.

Callum Shahidi took bronze in the men’s heavyweight division and Jenny Duckworth, who is also an instructor at the Joondalup dojo, secured bronze in the women’s over 50’s super executive division.