Medals for Evolution

The Evolution trio.
The Evolution trio.

Representatives of Boston’s Evolution Martial Arts and Team Blue Blood were in the medals at the Edinburgh Open.

The kickboxing tournament, held at the Meadowbank Stadium, saw fighters from all over Europe compete for glory.

Competition proved tough, with as many as 25 fighters in each category.

Nesta Baxter, 15, claimed one gold and two silvers.

In the +165cm advanced points section, she took second place on the podium after some tough fights.

She then took part in the +165cm advanced light continuous category , again claiming a silver medal.

Nesta then entered the ladies -55kg advanced light continuous section, claiming gold despite the best efforts of her tough Norwegian opponent.

Nine-year-old Paige Stedman fought hard to get through to the semi-finals of the -135cm points mixed gender novice and advanced categories, losing to the eventual winners in both.

Riley Brocklesby, seven, took part in the -125cm mixed gender points category, getting to the semi finals and beaing beaten by the eventual winner.

Riley then took part in the mixed gender -125cm light continuous competition, where he came away with silver.