Watford Freestyle Boxing Club clinch medal haul

Watford Freestyle Boxing Club came away with seven medals

Watford Freestyle Boxing Club came away with seven medals

First published in Sport

The Watford Freestyle Boxing Club enjoyed a successful venture at the largest karate competition in Europe, picking up seven medals including three golds at the Irish Open.

Shannon Ryan won the Women’s -50kg semi contact class. Ryan, 17, was also eligible for the girls division of -50kg semi contact, and won this event too.

She also featured in the adult team competition, but the team struggled and lost in the first round. Thomas Hunter picked up a gold medal in the boys -47kg semi contact class, as well as moving up a division to the -52kg, and winning the silver.

Isabella Glater took silver, as did Hannah Whitaker, who picked up bronze, in the Ladies -70kg light contact division. Mark Williams, Alfie Portsmouth, Sami Jassim and Dominic Glater also fought well, and were unlucky not to take a medal home from Dublin.

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