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McNeish in GB action again

PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 July 2015

Christian McNeish won bronze at the World University Games (pic: BUCS Sport)

Christian McNeish won bronze at the World University Games (pic: BUCS Sport)

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East Londoner praised and labelled as ‘prospect for the coming months’

Plaistow’s taekwondo star Christian McNeish has been included in the Great Britain squad for the Chuncheon Open, which starts today (Wednesday) in South Korea.

The 18-year-old was praised by Performance Director Gary Hall after the squad was unveiled.

McNeish has been included alongside World Championship medallists Damon Sansum and Rachelle Booth – with 15 representing Great Britain overall.

The Londoner was the only GB winner at the University Games recently, taking bronze to add to the bronze he won at last year’s Youth Olympics.

His talent is without doubt and his coach is expecting big things from McNeish in the future. Britain’s Performance Director also discussed the busy months ahead.

Hall said: “The Grand Prix season is almost up on us as are our annual athlete performance reviews.

“We have our National Championships in September, a World Grand Prix in Manchester in October and our new National Centre in Manchester will be completed this November.

“It is a busy five months ahead but it will be an exciting five months. We have plenty of work to do and we are looking forward to it.

“Christian only returned to full training a couple of weeks before the University Games after a very difficult back injury.

“His performances showed real quality and prospect for the coming months.”

The squad is in familiar territory at the Korean National Sports University too where McNeish will preparing for his event next week.

“KNSU is a world class elite sport preparation camp for the GB Team,” added Hall.

“It is a partnership which has benefited the Great Britain’s team progress in the past and will also do in the future as we prepare for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.”

McNeish will be in action in the 68kg weight on Monday (July 27) alongside four of his team mates.


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