|Young Taekwando Star from Fulham Strikes Gold|
Shayanne, 13 triumphs in US Open event in Orlando
A young Taekwondo star from Fulham has scooped the gold medal at the US Open event in Orlando.
Shayanne Sarsoza, 13, was delighted after securing the top spot with a brilliant display, defeating opponents from the USA in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final.
The sport of Taekwando originates from South Korea and has its roots in various Korean forms of martial arts stretching back more than 2,000 years. The name literally translates as the way of the foot and the fist - tae means to break or attack with the foot, kwon means to break with the fist and do translates as the art or way.
Shayanne, who is supported by H&F Council via a Linford Christie Young Athlete Grant, is currently in training with the Great Britain development squad and has been enjoying a good run of form.
Shayanne, a past Hammersmith & Fulham Young Sports Personality of the Year, took the title to gain her third international gold medal.
January 30, 2015