August Sports Star of the Month - Jodie Browne

THE HIGHLIGHT in Jodie Browne’s season came in August when she captured gold at the WAKO European Kickboxing Championships in Hungary.

The rising Tallaght Martial Arts star blitzed the -65kg Points Fighting field in what is her very first year fighting at junior level.

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Tallaght Martial Art’s European Kickboxing champion, Jodie Browne receives The Echo ‘Sports Star of the Month Award for August from Sheila Baird, Rooms Division Manager, Green Isle Hotel. Also pictured are William O’Connor, News Editor, The Echo, Thos McDermott, Co-ordinator, South Dublin County Sports Partnership (SDCSP) and Stephen Leonard, Sports Editor, The Echo.

Indeed she won all four of her bouts en route to the European title by maximum scores in a campaign she ignited with a 17-7 win over Slovakia’s Masa Kenijalo.

Similarly convincing wins against Alessandra Guida of Italy and Greece’s Andrianna Kilmantiri set her up for a decider against Angelina Czekalla from Germany, Browne stopping her opponent in the second round after going 15-5 up.

She also lined out in the team event, helping her side to the final were they lost out to Italy by just a solitary point.

Browne has won every Open event she has contested this season, most recently at her own club’s event earlier this month.

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