Small team, big results

DIAMOND Martial Arts left the Coffs Coast on Friday with a tournament team of just five students and headed up to Brisbane for the Queensland State Taekwondo Championships.

The small team proved that size doesn't matter as they returned with four state championships, five gold medals, three silver and a bronze.

The team kicked off the tournament circuit with some impressive displays in both the poomse and the sparring with two first-time competitors enjoying their competition experience immensely.

Ariarn Hurley kicked her way to gold in the open division against a much older competitor while Isaac Mayhew wasted no time in defeating his opponent - taking only 40 seconds to claim his gold 9-2.

Indianna Tyndall returned home a state champion in both her sparring and poomse divisions.

The team's two youngest competitors Georgia Bonser and Ryan Brooker at just 10 years old showed great technique in their sparring and poomse.

All of these committed athletes were back at training on Monday night, preparing for their next meet on the Gold Coast in May.



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