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Young Inverness kickboxers Aidan and Ciaran Lennan claim gold medals at WAKO British Championships in Nottingham

By Andrew Henderson

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Aidan and Ciaran Lennan made a golden return to action at the WAKO British Championships with eight medals between them.

Older brother Aidan (14) claimed three golds in the age 13-15 light contact under-52 kilogram, 13-15 under-57 kilogram and kick light 13-15 under-52 kilogram categories.

He also picked up a silver medal in points fighting 13-15 under-52 kilos, and a bronze in the under-57kg categories.

The younger of the two, Ciaran (11), took light contact gold in the age 10-12 under-32 kg category, with a silver and bronze of his own in the same age group for points fighting – under-32 kg and under-37 kg respectively.

The Inverness duo helped their club, Livingston-based Wolfpack Martial Arts, top a medal table that featured more than 70 clubs from around the UK.

Brothers Aidan and Ciaran Lennan each won gold medals at the WAKO British Championships.
Brothers Aidan and Ciaran Lennan each won gold medals at the WAKO British Championships.

Both brothers train with Wolfpack every Saturday, as well at the Highland Martial Arts Centre under Mitchell Flett.

They are also part of the Highland Elite Sports Academy, which helps their progress as they target a future place at the Olympics with kickboxing now being officially recognised as an Olympic event.

“Both boys are now more than ever determined to make it onto the Olympic stage with this sport,” mum Diane said.

“They are delighted with their results from the weekend, they have worked really hard to keep doing what they love during such difficult times.

“Kickboxing has been what has kept them going over the last 20 months.”

Before any Olympic dreams come to fruition, the Lennans will have more pressing business to take care of next year.

The WAKO British Championships will return to its usual timeslot of February, and both boys also have titled to defend at the Irish Open in March which they hope will springboard them to the World Championships with Team GB.

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