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Jamaican fighters strike gold at New Jersey tourney

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Jamaica's fighters Akino Lyndsey, Akeem Lawrence and Trevor Webb took New Jersey by storm by winning four gold medals in two days' fighting in two separately styled organisations — the International Tae Kwon Do Federation (ITF) on day one and World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF) on day two.

Lyndsey had a hard match to defeat Nico Williams in the final on day one, but easily cruised to victory on day two at the WTF New Jersey Championship.

Lawrence fought hard in the final to get past Raul Revera.

Still, Webb was the toast of the day, as he showed excellent skills and had the crowd eating out of his hands on his way to defeating Armani Bernard in the final.

Taj Hewitt, who was representing the high-potential programme, shocked all by winning the middleweight event.

Meanwhile, all four Jamaican WTF black belts have reported the Jamaica Tae Kwon Do Federation to the Jamaica Olympic Association for discriminatory practices and are awaiting arbitration before going to court.

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