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He's done it! Elijah Everill is THE Irish Open Grand Champion - with huge GB medal haul

March 4, 2020

Further cementing his status as one of the very best in the world, Elijah Everill took a superb Irish Open Grand Championship title by defeating Allstars team mate and point fighting superstar Jack Felton. There was also an impressive medal haul for GB athletes.

 

The Irish Open is widely considered to be the biggest and best martial arts tournament on the planet, and it's Grand Champion, open weight division is the most sought after trophy in the sport.

 

British Point Fighter Elijah Everill has been constantly dominant all over the world since his second placed finish in 2019 and at the 2020 edition he managed to go one better and achieve the victory of his dreams.

 

Serial winner Everill made it two trips to the top step of the podium, again by beating team mate Jack Felton for -74KG gold.

 

Chris Aston claimed a Gold and a Silver in the heavyweight divisions, missing out to Toli Kuschnir at -94KG and defeating Italian Gabrielle Oliva in the over 94KG.

 

There was another double championship for Team Wolfpack's Natasha  Baldwin, she won both the -65Kg and -70KG with two victories over Beatric Ledebur from Austria.

 

Scott Brewer was another British Gold medal winner, topping the podium in the -74KG Light Contact division, also taking a Bronze in -79KG

 

Finally, Chris Mathews won through over Austrian Juso Prosic for -89KG gold after taking bronze at -84KG.

 

Molly Cooper took silver in both her Points and Light Contact divisions (-55KG) whilst Macy Wood (+70KG), Marcin Mazur (-94KG), Iain OHare (-69KG) and Stephanie Killick (-50KG) also claimed second place finishes.

 

Bronze medals were added by Carla-Anta Tsoungui (-65KG), Brandon Prince (-84KG) Nathan Mccarthy (+94KG), Philip Higgins (-63KG) Trinity Leeson-Rice Bronze (-60KG) and Nesta Baxter (-65KG)

 

Macy Wood, Molly Hershaw, and Jo Luck locked out the podium from silver to bronze in the female +70KG Light Contact category.

 

Image Source EMS Photos UK

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