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Scorpions took 9 players to this event one of the biggest opens in the World with over 70 Teams taking part and over 1000 competitors attending.

This competition also used the Adidas electronic body protectors and only 3 players won medals from Great Britain at this event such is the high calibre of the tournament.

One medal winner was Scorpion Taekwondo's Luke Hudson, winning Bronze in the Junior Male +78kgs. Luke had no trouble scoring on the electronic pads and defeated Slobodan Petric of the Sebian National Team 1st match 6-1. Luke then defeated Taylor Gazzano of AAU Taekwondo (USA) for a place in the semi-final 1-0. Luke was very unlucky not to make the final - after drawing with Kazakhstan's Marlen Salikhov he lost the referee's decision. BRONZE for Luke, well done.

One of the Scorpion's other players was Caroline Fisher (senior female -51kgs). Caz had 3 matches defeating Fanny Bygden of the Swedish National, then Nildem Kayas from Sportinternat Swisttal club (Germany) before losing a very close Quarter final to the eventual winner from Greece Eleni Tagou 0-1.

Scott Atkinson also enjoyed success on the electronic pads having 3 matches and only losing to the very in-form American Olie Burton (World Bronze Medallist). Scott scored very easily on the pads winning his 1st match 7-1 against Josef Hauer of Germany, then winning his next match against Slaven Jankovic of Croatia 7-1 to set up a quarter final against the World Bronze Medallist. Scott lost his quarter final 5-1; however he was the only player not to lose by 7 point gap against the American.

Kieran Burke competed in the junior male -55kgs losing out to Andre Hauke of Germany 0-2.

Jenna Evans was another junior to compete in the female -63kgs, Jenna lost to eventual Bronze medal winner from Croatia Jelena Jureta on golden point, however the point scored in the 4th round was a clear knee!

James Tully lost to Kyan Karambaksch of Germany in the senior male -67kgs and Steven Turner competed in the senior male -58kgs, losing to the Greek player.

Daryl Stokes competed in the senior male -84kgs defeating his opponent from Germany in his 1st match on golden point with a spectacular 180 turning kick. He then faced the more experienced Balazs Toth from Hungary (World Bronze Medallist) where he lost 0-3. Jason Playford also competed.

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