STUDENTS from a Taekwondo school in Wrexham are celebrating after an impressive medal haul at the recent World Championships.

The Ady Jones Taekwondo School which has full time centre on Wrexham Industrial Estate & clubs in Gresford, Rossett, Llay and Ruabon sent a team of 25 people to the Taekwondo International World Championships in Birmingham and came home with 12 medals between them.

Head coach Ady Jones said he was immensely proud of all the students and they had all worked extremely hard for the event.

He said: "It takes a great deal of confidence to get into that arena and we couldn’t be happier with the way they all performed.

"I must give a mention to our senior instructor Glen Edwards, winning double gold in patterns and sparring, this is usually unheard of, to be a world champion in such different events and it hasn’t been achieved in many years.

"One of our students had lost a family member and yet made the decision to still compete even though they had missed a crucial amount of training prior to the event, they showed a lot of courage and only just missed out on a medal."

Teams from 22 countries attended the global event which is the one of the largest martial arts tournaments in the World.

The medal haul included seven Golds won by Lewis Jones, Matthew Cook, Seb Lynde, Max Edwards and Ethan Cooper who joined double winner Glen Edwards on top of the podium, with 3 Silvers and two Bronze medals, which the club say is a fantastic achievement for them and exceeded all expectations.