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Local martial artists back in action

Published:Monday | October 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer
Members of the junior martial arts team in Slovenia (from left)  Nikolai Anderson, Dominic Wynter, Nyle Barro, Earl A. West and Andra Morgan.
Members of the junior martial arts team in Slovenia (from left) Nikolai Anderson, Dominic Wynter, Nyle Barro, Earl A. West and Andra Morgan.

JAMAICA’s martial artists, floored internationally by travel and gathering restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, return to mats overseas this morning at the 2022 World Cup of TaeKwon-Do in Koper, Slovenia.

A small contingent, comprising umpire Joleen Masters, two senior athletes and five juniors, start with registration and weigh-in this morning at the tournament which ends on Saturday.

The juniors are down to compete in pattern, sparring and special-technique breaking.

The black belt seniors, internationally decorated fighters Nicholas Dusard and Richard Stone, will compete in sparring only.

Blue belt juniors competing in pattern, sparring and special-technique breaking are Dominic Wynter, Nyle Barro, Earl A. West and Andra Morgan.

Nikolai Anderson, the lone junior entered in sparring, will also compete in pattern.

Dusard and Stone will also double as coaches for the juniors.