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Lewis Richardson

Lewis Richardson.

The 14-year-old Taekwondo competitor, from Overseal, is a student at The William Allitt School. In June he won gold at the World Kickboxing German Open Championships. Earlier in the year he had won two golds at the MWTA British Open Championships, gold at the UITF British Taekwondo Championships and gold at the PUMA British Championships.

Lewis says: "I had a successful 2015, competing in both Taekwondo and Kickboxing an am the current Scottish Champion, winning gold in my events and the PUMA British Champion, again winning gold.

"I also won gold at the Unified British Championships, making me the UITF British Champion before going on to become Double British Champion at the MWTA Open Taekwondo Championships.

"In June I travelled to Germany with the England Kickboxing team and became the German Champio, winning gold in my age division.

"In July I took part in the Unified International Taekwondo Federation World Championships held in London where I became a World Champion, winning gold in my individual division of over 30 competitors.

"I was also selected for the England under-17 years boys team, who won silver and gold in the team events.

"In October, I was due to travel to Albir, Spain with the England Kickboxing team to compete in the WKU World Championships, where I hope to continue my recent success."