Vision Taekwondo finds success after a hectic month of tournaments and travels

Vision Taekwondo will finally catch their breath after a busy month of action which has seen them travel overseas twice and hold their own competition.

The Wishaw-based club faced disruption due to Covid 19 but with restrictions now eased they were able to kick start their plans.

Last month, together with Glasgow-based club Momentum, they staged the Vision-Momentum Open at the Wishaw Sports Centre.

Hundreds of fighters descended on Lanarkshire for the event and they won eight golds, seven silvers and five bronzes on home soil. It was the first British taekwondo competition in Scotland for over two years.

On the continent, Ava Bett, Lee Horswell and Jordan Horswell competed in the Belgian Open while Siobhan Coe joined them for the Spanish Open.

Although no medals were won, it was still an enriching experience for the youngsters, who pitted themselves against some of the best in Europe.

Coach Craig Eden was delighted with how the eventful month went.

He said: “We may not have won any medals abroad, but it was very close. The level is so high at these events and they all fought very well.

“It was a really good experience for them, but now we’re going to take a little break internationally. We’re going to start again in the second half of this year.

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“The Vision-Momentum Open was brilliant. We had around 200 competitors from 21 clubs. There was one club from Ireland, five from here and the rest were from England.

“What we won was really good. We also had 10 rookies involved which gave them some experience in competition.

“The majority of them loved it and some may have been shocked at how difficult it ended up being. But it was a really good event for us.

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