Robbie Wells wins gold and silver at the GTUK Scottish championships

Robbie Wells wins gold and silver at the GTUK Scottish championships

Published 18-05-2014

Robbie Wells has won 2 gold and 1 silver medal for Patterns, Tag Team and Sparring respectively at the GTUK Scottish Championships.

The Lancaster Volkswagen sponsored Taekwon-Do black belt took part in the championships on Saturday 10th May in Glasgow. Over 400 competitors took part and Robbie was awarded the gold in Patterns (1st & 2nd degree black belt males),Gold in tag team (England vs Scotland) and Silver in Sparring (under 65kg males). It is a fantastic achievement.

Robbie commented: "Overall a great result for both me and team England. I was very pleased to take the gold this time in a big patterns category after another close final against the same competitor I lost to in the British Championship final, and also team mate. It was a close split decision in the sparring final but managed to finish on a high in the annual England vs Scotland team event.

After continually losing to Scotland year after year we really didn't have anything to lose. The event was over two 3-man tag team bouts of separate teams where the points were accumulated over both bouts. After the first bout England were 9-6 down and I was part of the second tag team, only having 3 minutes to get back on top. Not only did we eliminate the 3 point deficit but we made a 3 point advance, beating Scotland 15-12. It wasn't just the male team who got the victory but team England almost managed a full white wash winning in all team categories expect one of the peewee (under 12's) category.

A dominant performance from England and another great championships. I now have a few months till my next competition which is potentially in September. I now have time to focus on exams and train hard before the next championships. I cannot thank Lancaster Volkswagen enough for their support and I'm truly grateful, they have been fantastic. "

I'm sure you'll all join us in congratulating Robbie and wishing him the best of luck for the Taekwon-Do International (TI) European Championships.