Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Josh aims for the stars

By Nick Mashiter

A TALENTED martial artist is not resting on his achievements, even after winning six medals already this year. Josh Veitch will now be trying to gain his black belt in April before competing in an U13 tournament at the Tae Kwon Do World Championships in August.

Veitch, 11, from Primrose Close in Calne, said: "It is still good competition and it is getting harder but hopefully I am going to get my black belt and then move up to another level.

"I am top of my category at the moment so when I move up it will be to a harder one."

The John Bentley School pupil has already won two gold medals in the Southern Championships in February, a gold and bronze in the Northern in March and two silvers in the Mixed Martial Arts Super League, where he ended up fighting kick boxers.

"It is the hardest tournament I have done this year because there was a lot more contact as I fought kick boxers," said the black striped belt.

Mum Karen is now looking for new sponsors after previously being helped out by the Calne Lions and CMA Buildbase.

"They were a fantastic help because it is such an expensive sport but the money doesn't last forever and we are looking for a permanent sponsor," she said.

Evil Note: You go Josh! :)

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