Lianne and Lorena a force to be reckoned with at big Open

Lorena Ismail.
Lorena Ismail.
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Three local martial artists got among the medals at the weekend’s big G Force Open - one of the top tournaments in the country held in Rugby.

Leading the way with golds were Lianne Jones and Lorena Ismail while Vincent Spencer came home with a silver.

Lianne Jones and Vincent Spencer.

Lianne Jones and Vincent Spencer.

Jones, an instructor with the JAMA kick-boxing club, won the Ladies Under 76kg Semi-Contact category and also picked up the silver medal in the Ladies Under 62kg Semi-Contact class.

Spencer is also from JAMA and did well to finish runner-up in the Under 18 Over 65kg Semi-Contact category.

He was making a successful return to competitive action after a year and a half out through injury.

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Lorena is only nine years -old and she won the gold medal in the Under 10 age group for girls.

And she is no stranger to making the podium at the big events.

Last year Lorena, who is sponsored by Mad Dogs Clothing, won a British Championship gold and picked up two silver medals at the World Games and that earned her enough votes to win the Junior Sportswoman of the Year prize in the 2015 Peterborough Telegraph Sports Awards.

She’s also doing well this year. Apart from the win in Rugby, she’s also won silver medals at the Watford Open national championships and the WMO British Championships and at the first Peterborough Series competition of the year she won three first-place trophies fighting in advanced sections in her own weight category and a weight category above.

Lorena has also recently turned her hand to boxing as well as kick-boxing.

She trains at the Whittlesey Amateur Boxing Club two nights a week and has set her sights on boxing at the Olympic Games when she is a bit older.