Jamaica’s Tae Kwon Do team is taking home four gold medals after two days of fighting in New Jersey.
The team of Akino Lyndsay, Akeem Lawrence and Trevor Webb won the gold medals at events hosted by the International Tae Kwon Do Federation, (ITF) and the World Tae Kwon Do Federation, (WTF).
Coach and manager, Jason McKay, dubbed the team the “Futures,” after the fighters stormed their way through the two tournaments with impressive performances.
Fighting a difficult match, Lindsey defeated Nico Williams on the first day’s final but then had an easy victory on the second day at the WTF New Jersey Championship.
Lawrence, however, achieved a hard-fought victory over Raul Revera, while Webb showed off his skills in a crowd-pleasing performance to defeat Armani Bernard in the final.
Representing the high-potential program, Taj Hewitt, shocked fans by winning the middleweight event while Sebalexy Linda, of Shortwood Practicing Primary School, won the fourth gold medal.