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Lux-ury Items! GB Fighters Pass New Rules Test to Bring Home Medals

14th June 2022

Cam Booth (in blue) on the podium with his silver medal.

A trio of GB Taekwondo fighters got to grip with their opponents and taekwondo’s updated rules to claim medals at the Luxembourg Open.

Cameron Booth, Aaliyah Powell and Chloe Roberts all fought at the recent European Championships in Manchester and further underlined their future potential on their returns to action.

Booth from Nottingham and Huddersfield’s Powell claimed silver medals while there was bronze for Stoke-on-Trent-born athlete, Chloe Roberts.

Booth was narrowly beaten in the -74kg final by Mehdi Jermami while Powell also lost by a close margin to China’s Zongshi Luo at -57kg.

“I came into the competition with good prep and a good performance at the Euros that I only wanted to progress from,” said Booth.

“It was my first time with the new rules and I quite like the idea of them. The refereeing was a little inconsistent, so it was hard to see how they were being implemented.

“But I like how it is making the fights more active and exciting to watch.”

Chloe Roberts banks bronze.

Booth, who defeated Germany’s Manukjan Azat in his semi-final, will next fight at the Tallinn Open in Estonia on 28th August.

“I hope to get gold there,” he said. “That will max up my points which will hopefully qualify me for the next Grand Prix which has always been a massive goal of mine.”

Powell’s run to the final included victory over twice World Championship bronze medallist, Inese Tarvida of Latvia.

Roberts defeated GB teammate, Adele Williamson on the way to securing a bronze medal at -67kg. In her semi-final, Roberts came up against a strong opponent in China’s Mengyu Zhang and lost in two straight rounds.

The young British team gained a number of other creditable quarter-final finishes: Leyla Palser at -62kg, Mo Nour, beaten at -58kg, Jodie McKew defeated by Powell’s eventual conqueror, Jacob Fairhead at -58kg and Morgan Curtis at +73kg.

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