Young Erith kickboxers on top of the world
PUBLISHED: 11:08 20 June 2016 | UPDATED: 14:14 20 June 2016
Members of the Nemesis Gym have become world champions
A group of Erith youngsters has scooped gold and silver medals while representing England in the International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA) World Championships.
World Championship first-timers Cady Anderson and Melynie Walborn, aged ten and nine, achieved two second place wins in the 9-10 years, under 30kg category, when they took to the ring in Stuttgart.
Meanwhile, Amy Brown, Phoebe Ilot and Tawab Mousavi, aged 16, 15 and 13, who were also making their World Championship debuts, were crowned champions in the 42kg, 62kg and 74kg categories.
Ella Marsh took silver in the 9-10 years, under 54kg category, while twelve-year-old Megan Pearce was crowned World Champion of the 11-12 years, under 42kg group.
Molly Walborn, also aged 12, who had previously won two silver medals, was delighted to be crowned World Championship after winning gold in the under 39kg category.
The youngsters are all members of Nemesis Gym at Erith Riverside Shopping Centre.
The gym’s owner, Michael Tekyi, said: “I am so proud of every team member who competed in the World Championships, they were all amazing. Their courage, hard work and determination clearly paid off as each and every one of them returned home with a medal.”
Nicola King, centre manager of Erith Riverside Shopping Centre, added: “Congratulations to everyone at Nemesis Gym, it’s fantastic to know that Erith youngers are representing our country at world championship level.”