Jermal Woolridge Wins Silver Medal In Malaysia

November 5, 2013

Bermuda’s Jermal Woolridge has claimed a silver medal at the World Wushu Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Woolridge advanced to the final fight following his second round knockout of Ahmed Samir Abdelmoaz from Egypt, which saw the Bermuda fighter stun Abdelmiaz with a right round house kick.

In the latter stages of the final fight Woolridge was able to rock his opponent — Russia’s Bozigit Ataev — with a punch to the head, but ended up going down 2-0, earning himself a silver medal.

Bermuda was represented by a full complement of martial artists at the World Championships, with Jeron Gunness and Garon Wilkinson competing, and Sentwali Woolridge and Khalid Pitcher claiming wins over athletes from Kyrgyzstan and Gabon to earn a spot in the quarter finals.

The Bermuda team with medal winner Jermal Woolridge in the centre of the bottom row:

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Speaking after the fight, Bermuda San Shou President Garon Wilkinson said: “Woolridge finished one better than the last World Championships and finished with the silver.

“He put up a great fight against Russia but his opponent was stronger and really good. So the curtain closes on our most successful World Wushu Championships ever. I am really proud of our team!”

One of the island’s top martial artists, Woolridge has won a number of medals for Bermuda in international competitions; including a gold medal at the Brazil International Wushu Championships earlier this year, a bronze medal at the Sanda World Cup in China last year, and a bronze medal at the 2011 World Wushu Championships in Turkey.

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  1. andre says:

    Well Done!

  2. Watching On says:

    Congratulations. Well done

  3. Hmmm says:

    Well Done Jermal (and others who competed).

  4. enough says:

    Great job Goofy. Congrats big guy (and the other athletes).

  5. Always Watching says:

    well done bra, your a Beast !!!!

  6. Yes I says:

    BSA!! Well done guys!

  7. Seriously??? says:

    Congrats to you Jermal and to your other teammates!

  8. Missing Bermy says:

    Congrats you guys. Good Job Coach Wilkinson

  9. Audrey says:

    Well done Mel!! Proud of you!

  10. Tom-E says:

    Job well done Jermal! Congrats ‘Team Bermy’ and coach Wilkinson for representing the island well.

    Going for the GOLD in 2014! I know you can do it Mal!!!

  11. Kiwana says:

    Congrats Goofy and well done Team Bermuda!! Bless x

  12. Truth (Original) says:

    Very proud of all of you ! Congrats Woolridge.