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Kickboxer crowned world champ

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By Abbey Morton
Kickboxer crowned world champ

A FIGHTING fit kickboxer from Dumfries has been crowned the world champion in Portugal.

David Gauld, of Lets Do Martial Arts, competed at the WKC World Karate and Kickboxing Championships in Portugal and defeated his Norwegian opponent in the final.

His success at the competition makes him the men’s 70kg kickboxing world champion.
Speaking this week, the 33-year-old said: “I am delighted to have been able to bring home the world title to Dumfries.
“I felt very strong at the weight, the Norwegian was a tidy, technical fighter but I was able to dominate him from start to finish with power.”
The trip was doubly successful for the businessman as his team, of Zak MacMillan, Mary McCowan, Dylan Pool, Steven Gauld, Jack Carrick and Amy Lee Burns, returned from their first trip with a haul of medals.
David said: “Our Scotland team were superb in their first year and we look forward to growing the team for next year with many of the Lets Do Martial Arts students showing the potential.”
Together they brought home one gold medal, three silvers and four bronze after competing in different categories.


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