Hicks Karate School students are on top of the world

Hicks Karate School students at the World Games.

Hicks Karate School students at the World Games.

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The city’s Hicks Karate School had 21 of their students compete for Great Britain at the WMAC (World Martial Arts Council) World Games in Norwich at the weekend and returned with a staggering 40 medals - 15 of which were gold.

The four-day championship involved competitors from 11 countries, including Azerbaijan, Australia and Mexico.

Chief instructor Andrew Hicks said: “All our students were outstanding and did themselves and Great Britain proud over the long weekend.

“I could not be more delighted.”

Hicks Karate School medallists:

Girls : Lucy Hicks - two bronze medals. Jolie Franks - one gold, one silver. Jazmyn Popat-Evans - one gold, two bronze. Katie Lefevre - one silver, one bronze. Elizabeth Carter - one gold, two silvers, one bronze. Gemma Carter - two golds, two silvers.

Boys: Logan Ridley - one silver. Braydon Popat-Evans - two golds, one bronze. Taylor Popat-Evans - one silver. Aaron Leonard- two silvers. Michael Franks - one bronze. Warren Bothamley - two bronze. Jake Peppercorn - four golds. Thomas Malkin - two silvers one bronze.

Men: Rob Van Duyn - one bronze. Rob Taylor - three golds. David Cairns - one gold, one silver.

Jake Meadows from the Peterborough-based J.A.M.A. club was also in action for Team GB and he won a gold, two silvers and a bronze medal.