Port Kennedy’s Taekwondo Oh Do Kwan Club returns from International Clubs Taekwondo Championship with medal haul

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PORT Kennedy’s Taekwondo Oh Do Kwan club didn’t return empty handed after competing in Osaka, Japan for the 16th International Clubs Taekwondo Championship.

Master Instructor Anita Tippet said she was extremely proud of her team winning two gold, two silver and three bronze medals overall.

“It was a great achievement by all,” she said.

The team sent six sparring athletes and two poomsae competitors to attend the competition.

Simon Sandover won bronze in his poomsae category and Kris Hartmann placed fifth out of 16 competitors, just missing out on a medal.

Both Sandover and Hartmann refereed sparring events, where Hartmann took home one of the best referee awards.

Alana Broomer (16) participated in the above 68kg junior section and took home gold after winning two matches against Japan.

Christopher Payne (17) participated in the below 68kgj division and won matches which led him to take home gold.

Taj Barbour (15) competed in the below 55kg division junior, won two matches, then lost the final to take silver, and 12-year-old cadet Chloe Skey won Silver after losing to Malaysia in the final.

Mitchell Payne lost to Korea and took home a bronze medal and first year in the senior division and Rodney Hartmann won his first two fights then narrowly lost to Indonesia to win the bronze.

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