Islington black belt wins three medals at Manchester karate tournament

PUBLISHED: 07:09 11 September 2014

Syed Haider Mannan with Peter Lewis, president of Free Style Karate

Syed Haider Mannan with Peter Lewis, president of Free Style Karate


Islington veteran Syed Haider Mannan collected two gold medals and a silver at the Free Style Karate Open Grand Championships in Manchester.

The 52-year-old, a 7th dan black belt from Newington Green, won gold in his age group for both the Over-85kg point fighting and the kata soft style categories.

Haider also added a silver medal in the Korean Poomsa (Jitae) Over-85kg section at the George H Carnall Sports Centre, which took his total medal haul to five this year.

The Islington fighter’s next target is the Michigan Cup, an international tae kwon-do championship taking place in the USA later this month.

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