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European Cadet Championships 2011

Three Scorpion Taekwondo players were selected for this years European Cadet Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.

316 contestants took part from 36 different countries from 7th-10th July 2011, with Great Britain taking Team of 12 to Tbilisi to take part in the 4 day event.

All the players did a fantastic job and gained valuable experience for the future with all of them only aged between 12-14yrs old. Only one medal was won by the Great Britain Team and it came from Scorpion Taekwondo member Emily Watson who won the Bronze medal in the Cadet Female -41kgs division.

Emily had 20 players in her category and facing a hard 1st match against the winner Patricia Striner of Sweden who had medalled at the Dutch, German & Spanish Opens this year at Junior -42 or Amila Karsic of Bosnia who won Bronze at the European Cadet Championships in 2009.

The girls were early on so Emily didnt have long to wait to see who she would face and soon found out it would be the European medallist. However this did not effect Emily and she won her match on golden point against the Bosnian. Emily then won her quarter final against Valeriya Hrdzelishvili of the Ukraine 5-4. Emily was then defeated by Polands Patrycja Adamkiewicz 1-6 in the semi-final, Emily winning Bronze at her 1st major event! The Polish girl then went on to win the final 6-4 against Croatia's Anamarija Petrovic and become European Champion.

Well done Emily!

Another Scorpion member Adam Warner competed in the male -37kgs division. Again this was Adams 1st major championships and performed exceptionaly well winning his 1st round match 10-0 against Finlands Keijo Soinio and then lost a very close match against Armenia's Karen Mirzoyan 2-3. The Armenia then went on to win a medal.

The 3rd Scorpion Brandon Naylor again never competed at a major tournament competed in the male -45kgs. Brandon gave a great account of himself but unfortunately lost his 1st round match against Armenia's Henrik Badalyan.

Well done to everyone who competed in Tbilisi

emily certificate and medal

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