King’s Lynn student Chelsea is world champ

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A teenage student from the College of West Anglia has become ladies under-70kg world champion in a points and continuous kickboxing category.

Chelsea Munday, 19, from Wisbech, who is currently studying level three sports science, recently competed at the Kickboxing World Championships where she secured two gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

The 7th World Kickboxing Council (WKC) World Championships took place in Albufeira, Portugal, at the end of October.

Munday says that hard work, additional training – training up to five times a week across the country – and the support from her family, has led to her success.

Munday said: “I don’t really make a big deal of things like this but I am really proud of what I have achieved.

“I do eight hours a week of training when I have a competition, but even off-season I still average five hours, so it is a big commitment.”

In March 2016, she will compete at the Irish opens.

“It would be amazing to place at the open but that’s a huge ask on myself,” said Munday.

Sara Edwards, sports development officer at CWA, said: “This was the first world championship that Chelsea had competed in, so naturally she was a little nervous as she knew the other competitors would be extremely strong and talented.

“Everyone at the sports campus is extremely proud of what she has achieved at such a young age. The future is looking extremely bright for her.”