THREE Keighley martial arts youngsters have qualified for a world championships after gaining more gold medals.

After glory in Liverpool, Horizon Taekwondo Academy's Sam Taylor, Muhammad "Hadi" Ejaz and Gina Bene-Hamill will now be three of the 20 Great Britain entrants at the Cadet World Championships in Bulgaria at the end of July.

Keighley News: The trio celebrating their success.The trio celebrating their success.

Master Rick Simpson is proud of his three prodigies for their achievement, saying: "These guys have worked extremely hard, starting from when lockdown began really.

"It proves their commitment because having six months off over lockdown would have cost them fitness, sharpness and guile, but they stuck with their training.

"Two of them even converted their rooms into fight gyms in the lockdown."

The Silsden man added: "Great Britain can only take 20 youngsters and there looks like being three from Keighley alone.

"The competition for spaces is fierce, and I don't believe West Yorkshire has ever sent anyone to these Cadet World Championships, so it is special."