Baxter claims medals at Italian kickboxing event

Nesta Baxter.
Nesta Baxter.

KIckboxer Nesta Baxter has won two medals at the Bestfighter World Cup in Rimini, Italy.

The teenager - who competes for Team Blue Blood and Boston’s Evolution Martial Arts - claimed a silver and a bronze at the event, which attracts many of the globe’s top competitors.

She beat old adversary Giorgio Caputo and another Italian fighter in her 13-15 years -55kg light continuous category to book her place in the final.

However, she missed out on gold when she was beaten by her Croatian opponent.

She then stepped up to the 16-18 years light continuous -55kg section.

She won her first fight against a French rival before coming up against Carmela Abbate, the current World Champion.

In a very tough fight she just lost, but managed to seal the bronze.

Nesta is sponsored by Acorn Taxis, who also drove the fighter to and from the airport.

Nesta is now preparing to represent Great Britain in Spain in August.