Nicol Pojawa from Donegal Town scooped a gold medal for Ireland at the ISKA World Championships in Munich.
The 15-year-old won gold in the under 17s -60kg full contact category.
A second year student of Abbey Vocational School, Nicol was part of the Ireland National Kickboxing team in action at the ISKA World Championships from 19th – 21st October. She trains at Castle K1 Kickboxing in Castlederg.
The Ireland team enjoyed a remarkable tournament overall with a haul of 16 medals, 4 Gold, 6 Silver, and 6 Bronze with 5 of these going to one club Castle K1 Kickboxing in Castlederg.
Fighters went toe to toe with the best in the world, with teams from all around the world travelling from as far as Jamaica, USA, Australia, Ukraine, China, Malta, Armenia, England, Romania, to name just a few. In total over 36 international countries with 1000s of fighters all arrived to see who would be crowned World Champion.
The entire Ireland team went over with hopes and dreams but to come back with such results is just unthinkable, every single Ireland fighter left nothing in the ring or cage, gave 100% and did themselves proud and some have the stitches and bruises to prove it.