GB Cadets On Korean Hunt For Medals
There’s no doubt that 2015 has been a good year for youngster Jordyn Smith of Central, as the last major competition she fought in – the Cadet Europeans, she was crowned Champion of the -33kg division.
This weekend will see the talented teenager return to action for the first time since, at the Cadet World Championships in Muju, Korea from 23rd-26th August.
Jordyn will be joined by fellow European medallists, Holly Kelly of Jeon-Sa and Matthew Guest of Lion TKD as part of an 11-strong squad which was selected from a range of clubs across the UK.
“The lead up to this competition has been really good.” Confirms Smith. “I’ve been training my hardest and pushed myself at every training session.”
“When I won the Europeans I knew I wanted that feeling again at the World’s. I’ve been so focussed for this competition and I’m so excited to fight and hopefully, by the end of our trip I will be the next World Champion!”
Performance Pathway Manager, Steve Green is also has high hopes for the event, “The team is ready, with three medals from the recent Cadet European Championships, there is a real sense of optimism that GBR can convert European success to World medals.”
He continued, “Jordyn’s success was the standout result, and as we progress to the final days before the 2nd Cadet World Championships we are all optimistic for her and the team with the outstanding work and focus.”
World Championships Schedule:
Sunday 23rd August
Jordyn Smith F-33kg Central
Lauren McKinlay F-51kg Central
Monday 24th August
Holly Hankin – Wray F-41kg TKD Academy Liverpool
Siena Limbu Lingden F-47kg Gurumu
Amrou Greenridge M-33kg Fusion
Mason Yarrow M -37kg Ultimate
Tuesday 25th August
Holly Kelly F-44kg Jeon-Sa
Matthew Guest M-41kg Lion TKD
Ismail Hussain M-45kg Gurumu
Wednesday 26th August
Aaliyah Powell F-37kg Sasan Taekwondo Academy
Owen Turner M-49kg Ultimate