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Fulham taekwondo talent to represent GB squad at Junior European Championship

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Image captionImage 1: Zack Sarsoza pictured at the National Taekwondo Centre

Zack Sarsoza is going for a gold medal this weekend at the Junior European Championships (12-15 November) in Sarajevo.

The Fulham taekwondo talent is representing the GB squad on Saturday in the first round of the knockout competition in the -51kg category.

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Image caption: Image 2: Zack Sarsoza (pictured left) in the taekwondo sparring ring

The 17-year-old who is a student at Fulham Boys School is one of only two fighters from London in the GB squad.

“It’s a great honour to represent the GB squad on such a huge stage. It has been a long hard road getting here and I can’t wait to get started on Saturday,” said Zack.

Zack fights out of the Kixstar Dragon club in Haldane Road which is run by his father Saimoore, a fourth Dan black belt coach.

The pathway to team GB

Zack first caught the attention of Team GB four years ago when he narrowly missed out on a place at the European Championships 2018 after losing the semi-finals of the 2017 GB qualifiers.

He did, however, earn a place in the GB Cadet Wider Team Programme, providing him with the opportunity to compete internationally.

H&F are right behind him – Good Luck Zack!

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