India Mae Thompson, a 14-year-old student of the Burford School, in Oxfordshire, has become double world kickboxing champion for the second year in a row.
The year 10 student took gold in the under 45kg and under 55kg, narrowly missing out by two points on a third gold in the under 60kg category, making her total haul from the WMAC World Championships 2016 two golds and a silver.
The event took place in Bad Kissingen, Germany, and Thompson represented both England and Wales. She also won a double gold at the European Championships in Rome this year.
She is sponsored primarily by Brewers, the decorators company, and coached by her father. She received her black belt in the art on the 11th of April this year – and her younger sister Darcie recently received her white best, following in her big sister’s footsteps.
India Mae has been Junior World Champion since 2014, aged just 12, and has been winning titles ever since, as well as training with the England squad.
The WMAC world martial arts games include Karate, MMA light, self defence, forms, breaking, Kicklight, K1 kickboxing, Thai boxing, pointfight and light contact fighting, all at the same arena.