He's done it again! Elijah Everill is the Grand Champion - Flanders Cup

October 8, 2019

Elijah Everill continued his dominant year in fine style by taking the Men's Grand Champion crown at the Flanders International Kickboxing Cup.

 

He took victory after a close final with Germany's Toli Kuschnir, winning through 12 points to 11. Fellow Brit Chris Aston meanwhile was just outside the medals losing out to Everill at the Quarter final stage.

 

It was nearly a double GB Grand Championship Gold as Nottingham based Molly Cooper made her way to the Women's final, taking impressive wins over Katerina Gallusova (CZE), Sophie-Anna Kreis (GER) and Federica Trovalusci (ITA) before losing out to Belgian Evelyn Neyens.

 

Team Allstar's Everill would go on to make it an unbelievable four titles by taking further point fighting crowns defeating Nick Ramael from Belgium at -74kg , and then taking two final victories ahead of Kiraly Team's Alex Veres from Hungary in the -79kg and -84kg divisions.

 

Heavyweight Chris Aston claimed silver at -94kg, losing out to Grand Champion Silver medalist Anatoli Kuschnir. He did get his hands on Gold by moving up into the +94kg category and defeating German Semih Dalkic in the final bout.

 

Molly Cooper put Grand Championship disappointment behind her with a double Gold. In -55kg Pointfighting German Sarah Lehne was put to the sword, with Austrian Sonja Stacher meeting the same fate in the Light Contact division.

 

Another Light Contact Gold was won by Team Blueblood's William Taylor, he came out on top against Jonah Courthout in -57kg. His teammate Fin Heesom could only manage Silver in the -69kg category.

 

Further medals were won by Elizabeth Ferioli,  Silver in -65kg Light Contact, Ellie Jackman, also Silver at +70kg, and finally Jack Buckley was a bronze medalist in -69kg points fighting.

 

Image Source EMS Photos UK

 

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