Neblett strikes double International Taekwondo gold
Sunday, June 25 2017
Trinidad and Tobago’s Khaidem Neblett copped two gold medals and a silver after competing at the Aruba and Suriname International Open Championships over the past two months.
Neblett, a national taekwondo athlete and Amalgamated security officer, won gold in the 80kg division and the heavyweight category in Aruba.
The 20 year old later scored silver in the 80kg division in Suriname.
Neblett has been representing TT at the international stage for the past four years.
In Suriname, Khaidem effortlessly won his first match 8-2 and moved into to the finals where his local opponent won the first round 3-2. But Khaidem equalised in the second round and then took the lead as he began eyeing another gold medal. But in the last 20 seconds of the match, his opponent was able to score three points unanswered to win the contest.
Along with Neblett, Trinidad and Tobago’s Jean-Maurice Young and Yuvika Punning earned silver.
Countries represented at the two international championships included Suriname, Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Jamaica and French Guyana.
Amalgamated Security, in a press release, said it was “proud to sponsor our officer and we will continue to help him strive for his long term goal of competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
He has continuously surpassed all expectations with respect to his sport as well as his work.”http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,245536.html
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