Team React started off World Championship season by attending the World Kickboxing Organisations open World Championships held at the Metrodome Arena in Barnsley over the Weekend of 26th - 28th July. With the team being made up of just a single fighter, 12 year old Harvey Adlam, competing in just 4 categories it wasn’t the busiest event we’ve had as a club. There were however over 800 competitors in all so it was a real large event. Following a long day on the Saturday, along with some confusion over Harveys categories being switched an re-arranged without our knowledge, Harvey managed to come away with:
Sport boxing -35kg - Gold medal
Ring continuous -35kg under 12’s - Gold medal
Ring continuous -35kg under 14’s - Silver medal
Full contact -35kg - Bronze medal
As you can see from above this was Harvey's first time contesting full contact rules. We are delighted that he managed to come away with a bronze medal and took to it brilliantly. We now look ahead to the ICO World Championships in Scotland where Harvey will look to add to this medals. We also discovered Harvey has a deep love for Battenberg with coach Arron promising Harvey a Battenberg for every gold medal he won, which now sees him being called Harvey “the Battenberger” Adlam.