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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

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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.

Any potential sponsors are invited to contact him on 07790 718 654 or email him at haiderblackbelt@ymail.com


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