Preston Lodge High School pupil Dean Apicella (S4) competed in the Kickboxing ISKA European championships. The championships were held at the Palazzo Del Turismo in Lido de jesolo province of Venice Italy from the 25th-29th October.
The completion was open to all within the EU and with many countries attending the competition standard was very high. Dean was ranked in two different competitions which were set by weight. These were:
-51 kilo semi contact points fighting
-51 kilo continuous fighting
Dean had competed in much National competition, but this was the most high profile competition he had attended.
After some excellent performances he took gold in both sections to become double ISKA European champion.
This was an outstanding performance considering these two titles were won only ten days after he had become Double WKA Scottish Open Champion. This event was held in Ravenscraig sports centre in Motherwell.
Dean fought in two sections
-50 kilo (junior) semi contact points fighting
-50 kilo (senior) semi contact points fighting
Well Done Dean. A great achievement.