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Student wins bronze medal at Kickboxing National Championships

Just ten months after taking up the sport sixth form student Szymon Szeliga has won a bronze medal at a national Kickboxing championships.

The Year 13 student beat off stiff competition from fellow kick boxers around the country to come third in the Over 18 (up to third grade) category of the British Chinese Kick Boxing Association National Championship which took place at Lodge Park Sports Centre on Saturday (May 19th).

Szymon, who started training with coach Alex Barrowman in August  last year said: “I was really surprised with how well I did as this was my first competition so I did not know what to expect.

“I did not have much time to think about how well I was doing as there was only about five minutes between each knock out round and I beat my first three opponents.”

The student, who has been offered a place at Northampton University to study IT security and computing, trains twice a week and also practices Kung Fu.

He said: “I find that with all the hard work I am putting in toward my A level exams that it is a nice way to relax and take a break from revision.”