A BIT of Olympic magic rubbed off on a Matrix Taekwon-Do Club duo as they powered to gold medals at the British World Taekwon-Do Federation (WTF) Championships.
Jade Jones, 15, was the winner of the Junior Female A Class Under 52kg title at the Manchester Velodrome event while Danielle Baker claimed the Junior Female A Class U55kg crown.
Their success follows that of Sarah Stevenson’s at the Olympic Games in Beijing, where the 25-year-old from Doncaster bagged a bronze medal.
Sarah is a friend of the Wrexham club and recently held a seminar at its Morgan Llwyd Sports Centre home to help existing members and attract new ones.
Jade, having been a successful semi-contact fighter, has never looked back since being introduced to the full-contact Olympic style by Sarah.
Matrix coach David Baker said: “Both Jade and Danielle could follow in the footsteps of Sarah on to the Great Britain team and to a future Olympic Games.”
Danielle also won Senior Female A Class U55kg Division bronze at the championships.
Matrix, the only Olympic-style club in North Wales, runs a beginners’ classes on Tuesdays at the Morgan Llwyd Sports Centre on Cefn Road in Wrexham. The first class begins at 6pm, the second at 7pm.
For more information, contact David on 07785577226.