THERE was a golden return for the fighters of Huddersfield’s KKIDS (Karate and kick-boxing club national and international) team from the Malympix World Open Championships held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury.
Their medal haul began when six-year-old Jack Harrison won gold in the boys under 130cm light continuous section.
He then went on to take silver medal in boys under 130cm points.
Harrison was on the borderline for height but still took part in boys under 140cm and once again took gold.
Then in small boys open category he fought really well to take bronze to secure four medals in all.
Gurpreet Aujla was the next youngster to show his skills as a fighter, he took gold in the boys over 140cm light continuous section and then went on to win the gold in boys over 140cm points fighting or semi contact.
Tina Hanley proved to be a real competitor in her first outing taking gold in the women’s over 35 executive section.
Then came the men’s turn and saw Lewis O’Gara slaughter the opposition to take gold in men’s over 5’10” light continuous and gold in men’s over 5’10” points.
Nine medals in all, a good day’s competition for the club and chief instructor Trevor Middleton.
The rest of the team who fought well, but missed out on placings were Robert Gledhill, Kurtis Forrest, Warren Froggatt and Sanjit Aujila.