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Birmingham student wins World Champion kickboxing title


A student at Birmingham City University is celebrating after beating 1,000 competitors to win the International Combat Organisation Kickboxing World Championships.

As part of Team England, 18 year-old Dan Lockley won three world titles during this year’s competitions which took place in Rome.


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“I won in the 16-18 competition on mats, before winning two titles in the 18-35 competitions in the ring and on mats,” said Dan, who studies Criminology and hails from Telford in Shropshire.

“I’m both overwhelmed and proud as this year was the first time I’ve fought in the adult category.”

Dan began kickboxing at the age of four and he has previously held English, British and European titles as a junior fighter.

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