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Fighting spirit

27 November 2017

This is Britain's silver and bronze medallist for the Korean martial art of Taekwondo, Madeleine in Year 12. 

On Saturday she competed in the International Taekwondo Federation Open British Championships and came away with silver for sparring and bronze for patterns, in her belt and weight division.

Patterns - for the unititiated - is performing the spinning and jumping high kicks in isolation.  Sparring is when you fight your opponent.  Madeleine explains she enjoys sparring because 'you can express yourself and really whack out those punches'.

Madeleine has been learning Taekwondo for four years but this is the first time she has entered the Open British Championships.  Many congratulations, Madeleine.