Ainsley Walters, Gleaner Writer
NICHOLAS Dussard yesterday led a Jamaican sweep of the 67 kilos continuous sparring division at the International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA) World Championships in Kyrenia, North Cyprus.
Dussard bagged gold, his first ISKA world title, by beating countryman Kevin Brown, who was fighting for the first time in Europe.
It was Dussard's second medal of the tournament after taking silver in points sparring on Thursday, losing in sudden death to England.
The 24-year-old Jamaican lightweight star yesterday beat Turkey's Oktay Illion in the quarter-finals before stopping England's James Casseh in semi-final action.
"I am happy with these two medals. I have made up for the disappointment in Spain and really satisfied with my achievement," said Dussard, who exited last week's International Taekwon-Do Federation World Championships in a second-round loss to the United States' Julio Carlos.
Brown, first drafted to Jamaica's combined martial arts team in January, found Dussard better on the day but was elated after securing silver.
"It was rewarding to win my first ISKA title," said the 22-year-old University of Technology student, who defeated Iran's Said Hussani in his semi-final.
Jamaica's female entrant, Danielle Chang, had progressed to the microweight semi-final where she is down to face the United Kingdom's Linda Walker.