We had four fighters representing Team GB in 6 categories in the WAKO European chamionships in Maribor this year.
Unfortunately Liz had to drop out because she became pregnant. Kat found that her two opponents had pulled out and WAKO rules are, No fight no trophy.
That left George and Rob.
George had the honour of leading the flag out in the opening ceremony
He faced a tricky Turkish fighter in the first round and looked to be settling in well scoring his backfist and front jab. The second round changed as his opponent caught up and in the third round it was close, but the Turkish fighter won by 2 points. George was understandably gutted as he has all the skills and experience needed to beat this opponent who made the final. Sometimes these things happen and it is just not to be, but we take it, analyse it and move on.
Rob fought an Irish opponent in his semi final fight and it was a close one. Both fighters were nervous and it took extra time to seperate them. When Rob started using his round kick and pulled away by 3 points.
In the final Rob met a quick and moveable Danish fighter. Rob realxed more in this fight and his timing and reverse punch was scoring on his opponent time and again. By the end of the fight Rob had won 13-5 and was the WAKO European Champion 2018. A great title to add to his British champions medal won earlier this year.