A Pembrokeshire man has incredibly won the World Para-taekwondo Championships with a golden point victory in Turkey.

Matt Bush, 30, formerly of Haverfordwest, who now lives in Neyland, is the first British para-taekwondo competitor to claim a world title.

Bush, who attended Mary Immaculate Junior School and then Tasker Milward, has always enjoyed his involvement in sport.

With the scores level at 8-8 following the regulation rounds, Bush struck first in sudden death to beat Russian Zainutdin Ataev in Antalya.

“I was delighted to win this title,” said the +75kg/K44 fighter.

Bush, who stands at 6ft 5in, has previously competed in MMA as well as jujitsu and came close to representing Great Britain in shot put at the Rio Paralympics in 2016 before a torn shoulder muscle ruled him out.

He has been competing in taekwondo for just 18 months, and following this brilliant result he travels every other week to Manchester to train for competitions with the GB Para-taekwondo squad.
His personal goal is to gain selection for the Paralympic at Tokyo 2020.

“I’ve got a lot of catching up to do as I came into the sport late. But this win has given me confidence to push myself as hard as possible, so let’s see where it takes me.”