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Double Gold for British Taekwondo Champion Katie Eley

Katie with her two Gold medals at the British Taekwondo National Championships.

NPTC Group of Colleges’ Sport student Katie Eley scooped an impressive double gold medal haul at last weekend’s British Taekwondo Championships in Sheffield.

Katie, who is studying BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence), won gold in both the Junior 59kg and Senior 57kg categories in the same day at the English Institute of Sport, pausing only for a quick lunch and rest between the preliminary rounds and her two finals!

Katie is on course to achieve a Triple Distinction (D*D*D*) in her BTEC qualification, having already achieved a Double Distinction (D*D*) in her first year at LLandarcy Academy of Sport. She has previously represented the GB Paralympic Taekwondo Team in the 2017 World Championships in London.

A talented all-around sportsperson, Katie also competes at a high level in Netball and currently represents the College’s Netball Academy First Team as a Goal Attack.

Sali-Ann Millward, Deputy Head of School, Sport and Public Services said:

“We are extremely proud of Katie’s achievements in her sport and she thoroughly deserves these accolades. She is an excellent ambassador for our department and a role model for all Sports students! We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Katie as she competes at the highest level of her sport”.

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