SL TKD student comes so close to scooping a medal at The TaeKwon Do International World Championships.
Ben Coe who has trained at Stephen Lamberth's Schools of Tae Kwon Do for nearly 4 years now competed in the championship.
The standard was etreemly high as you can imagine in a World Championships. Ben competed in the sparring or the fighting side of Tae Kwon Do and was beaten by a Republic of Ireland fighter. The match was close but Ben was second best on this occasion. His set movements or pattern routine was his best accomplishment over the weekend; he came 4th position out of around 45 competitors in his division.
Ben said " It was a proud moment for me to fight and do my pattern at the World Championships; I will return and hopefully medal or even win next time. I have to put more work and practise in and listen to my Instructors advice. I have trophiesand medals from UK competitions; would of love one from the World Championships but never mind; there is always next time."
Club Instructor said " Ben did himself proud and on the day was not quite strong enough to medal; but what a fantastic effort not only to come 4th but to get to a stage where he could compete with the worlds best is an achievment. I am very proud of all my students and Ben is no exception, although a little dissappointed for Ben as he deserved a medal in my view, I am going to be biased because he is my student. Still never the less, very proud. Well done Ben."
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Ben Coe pictured in his World Championship England Uniform with a selection of medals and trophies he has won during his training time so far with Stephen Lamberth's Tae Kwon Do Schools.