GOOD DAY’S WORK FOR LEVI AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Levi Goodridge retained his British National title and then gave the seal of approval to the first Championships held at London 2012 venue, the Copper Box.
Happy Goodridge, 20, defeated Kye Tompkins representing Chi Taekwondo in the final of the -87 kg weight division.
“It’s been great for the sport we held the Championships at the Copper Box,” said the GB Academy fighter. “A lot more people were here this year so it was good for taekwondo all round
“For me, I was closer to home this time,” added the Farnborough raised player, a 19-7 semi-final winner over Shukhrat Issabayev of Jeon-Sa. “So, I had more support.
“It was good my family were able to come down and watch me; some for the first time. Training has gone really well and I know when I am at my best I can win these gold medals.”
More than 900 competitors of all ages and abilities took part at the 2016 Nationals- a record entry and further proof of the sport’s growing popularity.
And they provided a chance for the Gurumu Club to retain their overall club prize while BTS Southampton collected the award as the top club for advanced fighters on the final day of competition.