Nov 15 2012 By Lizzie Smith
A dozen students from Kilmarnock’s Phoenix Club are on top of the world.
The fighters, competing as part of Team Scotland, won eight individual and four team medals at the International European Championships.
More than 900 fighters from 21 countries, including Canada, USA and Argentina, competed at the championships held in Poland.
Phoenix senior instructor Scott McMillan, 4th degree, was the TAGB Scotland coach.
The 25-strong Team Scotland won a total of 20 medals.
In the teams competition,
Allan Lusk, James Reed and Greg Dunlop were crowned European champions.
And Hazel Bracken lifted a silver medal as a member of the second-placed ladies team.
Well done to Scot Wright, Breagh MacKellar, Natalie McMillan, Heather Andrews, Lennon Yancouskie, Dylan Baird, Louise and Andrew MacDonald for competing in their first international event.
The Phoenix results were, as follows:
Heather Andrews, female light-heavyweight, 3rd light continuous and 3rd semi contact sparring.
Dylan Baird, boys’ heavyweight, 3rd sparring (light continuous).
Louise MacDonald, female peewee; 3rd individual sparring (semi contact) and 2nd in the speed kicking.
Natalie McMillan, female junior, 3rd individual sparring (light continuous).
Greg Dunlop, male senior, 1st in team sparring (light continuous).
Allan Lusk , male senior, 1st in team sparring (light continuous).
James Reed, male senior, 2nd (semi contact) and 1st team sparring (light continuous).
Hazel Bracken, female senior heavyweight champion (semi contact) and 2nd in team sparring (light continuous).
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