Taekwondo: Jennifer's gold rush at national championships

OLYMPIC hopeful Jennifer Marjason, who trains with BTS Taekwondo, has won two gold medals at the National Championships in Manchester.

The 17-year-old Poole fighter won the junior national title in the -59kg category and senior title at -57kg.

Jenny is a TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) member and has benefited from their help to become this year’s double national champion.

The Parkstone Grammar School pupil trains with the BTS (British Taekwondo South) three times a week in Southampton together with home sessions in Poole on Mondays and Wednesdays.

British Taekwondo South won second place in the team trophy.

Other British Taekwondo South team medallists were Ben Haines (-74 Senior gold medallist), Georgia Barnes (Gold -49 and Bronze Seniors -49), Mollie Scholield (Gold Cadets -59), Georgia Appleby (Gold Cadets -41), Archie Waldock (Silver Juniors -45), Erika Dulay (Silver Juniors -44), Jeamy Navarro-Shrank (Silver Cadets -37), Marcin Swedrzynski (Bronze Seniors -87), Max Carter (Bronze Juniors -48), Anna Ramos (Bronze cadets -41), Kenneth Cacacho (Bronze Peewees -43).

The BT South medallists were joined by another Poole fighter Kara Jonsson who won a bronze in the Cadets -37 Novice.

Jenny is also a member of the GB National Junior Talent Squad and was awarded the vice-captaincy during one of the summer camps.

Jenny hopes to be selected to represent Great Britain in the Junior European Championships next year.

Her ultimate goal, however, is going for gold at the Rio Olympics .

In the meantime, she is concentrating on her A-levels after gaining 10 GCSEs and one AS Level qualification earlier this summer.

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