Bushido Clondalkin on fire at Tallaght Open
BUSHIDO Clondalkin recorded a haul of nine gold, eight silver and six bronze medals at the Tallaght Open Kickboxing Championships in Firhouse Community College on Sunday.
Among the 24 competitors fielded by BMA were Wade Family members Amy, Ryan and Abbie all of whom made the podium as they continued their preparation for the upcoming WAKO World Championships to be held in Jesolo, Italy from October 1-9.
Amy scooped two gold, Ryan, gold and bronze and Abbie, a double gold also, while the youngest of the family, eight-year-old Ali, emerged from the tournament with gold and silver.
Ross Gaynor was runner-up in the Boys Advanced Under 14 division while Ireland team and club mate, Aranas Orlovas also picked up silver when he contested the Under 14 ‘Tall’ Boys category.
Younger sibling, Eidenas Orlovas took first place in Boys Under 12 Advanced PF and was runner-up in the Boys Under 12 Advanced LC category.
Conor and Killian Reid were making their debuts on the fighting front, with the latter picking up bronze in Boys Under 14 Novice while older brother, Conor lined out in the Under 16 Novice Boys section.
Gustas Gricius finished with a double bronze in the Boys Light Continuous Novice Under 14 and 16 divisions before Robert Dryja finished up with bronze in Intermediate Under 12 PF and older brother, Arthur lost by a single point in his Under 14 PF quarter final.
There was silver and bronze for debutant, Emilia Douglas while Lee Plunkett made his dream start on the fighting circuit by winning the Boys Novice Under 12 division and Alex McLoughlin took bronze in Girls Under 14 Novice PF field.
On the senior front, Robert Barrett, who is also in training for the WAKO Senior European Championships in Turkey in November, won gold in the Men’s -70kg PF division and lost on a split decision in the final of the Men’s -70 LC class.