This is a big senior open and the selected senior England team went out to compete, as i haven’t long been a senior this competition was a big step, although as always i believe if i get it right on the day i’m good enough to win, facing a very tough competition with my first round against the same french fighter i beat for the bronze medal at the Junior Europeans in 2012. Beating him 4-1 showed me and the coaches i had progressed since then and i fought through 3 more fights to the semi finals facing a very big and forming world medalist there, this was my first taste at a 4 minute round and with the tough fights id had, its safe to say i was a little tired. 1 minute in he hit me with a front kick which left me feeling like i had no lungs left, i fought on gaining a point back but eventually having no energy left to get that second one back and losing the fight 2-1, my opponent went on to win and i had the bronze, leaving me disappointed. On reflection my performance was good and i believe that if i had more experience and my conditioning was a little better i could have won. Then finding out I was the first English male to medal at this championships for some years and the only male to medal this time from England made it a little better. I now know that this is a big step up to seniors but one which i believe i can do very successfully IF I HAVE THE SUPPORT I NEED.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me in anyway if you know anyway i can receive sponsorship or help off anybody, as this is the only thing holding me back from reaching my full potential in the future….. thanks