Principal John Murphy with John

De la Salle College Macroom Transition Year student John Wynroe competed recently in the English Elite Taekwondo Open Championships. The event was held in Swindon, and drew competitors from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Japan. Of the hundreds of people competing, eleven were Irish. Overall, John won three gold medals and one silver. Two of the gold were won in different sparring divisions (point sparring and continuous). The third gold medal John won was in special technique in a category involving over 50 competitors and the silver medal was won in patterns. John adds these medals to a burgeoning collection, having already brought home medals from places such as Italy and Budapest in European and World Championships. His next tournament will be the Leinster Championships on the 26th of March.