New Zealand Continues To Push For Top Honours At World Champs

Saturday 27 April 2019, 10:19AM
By dave worsley

At the completion of day three New Zealand continues to sit in second place overall on the medal table at the ITF Taewkon-Do World Championships at Inzell, Germany.

Janae Whakarau from the Southern Cross Taekwon-Do Academy in Palmerston North won the only gold for the Kiwi team with a top performance in the individual junior female power test

Experienced competitor Sean Neary (Auckland) gained a silver in the men’s specialty technique while Matt Bowden (Dragons Spirit, Papatoetoe) and Alex Petrovich (Palmerston North) picked up a silver in the senior prearranged.

Bronze medals came from Georgia Vogt (Wellington) in the individual female power test and the team of Neary, Callum Woodill, Vinu Vijay, Dylan Cooper, Petrovich and reserve Brendan Doogan in the men’s senior team special technique. For the majority of the team it was their second time on the medal dais having already won in the senior men’s patterns the day before or in individual performances.

New Zealand now has five gold, six silver and nine bronze medals with Argentina still on top of the medal table with seven gold.

Close behind New Zealand is Poland with a tally of five gold, six silver and six bronze medals.

The tournament continues until April 29.