Pharmacy Assistant, Louise Cox was recently awarded a silver and gold medal at the 11th Taekwondo International World Championships at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham at an event featuring top martial arts experts from all over the world.
Louise took part in the largest Tae Kwon Do tournament in the world and successfully came away with a silver and gold medal. The event featured more than 3720 competitors from 20 countries including representatives from as far away as Nepal and St Martins in the Caribbean.
A silver medal was awarded in the ladies veteran black belt middleweight sparring tournament and a gold medal in foot destruction event (where competitors have to break high density plastic breaker boards with their feet).
Louise has been studying Tae Kwon Do for over 20 years and has previously successfully been awarded Gold medals in 2007 and 2010 for fighting. Louise, who has worked at the George Eliot since 2013, regularly trains at her club in Ashby De La Zouch and has encouraged other members of her family to participate in this event.
Louise said: "I really enjoy competitive Tae Kwon Do and will continue as long as I can.
"I recommend this as a healthy sport for both adults and young people. You get fit and have fun at the same time."
Top athletes from around the world competed in this Korean martial art competition, which included sparring, traditional patterns, musical patterns and destruction events.