Nelson taekwondo star Aneila is a hit!

RISING STAR: Aneila Afsar
RISING STAR: Aneila Afsar

A RISING taekwondo star from Nelson hit gold at the British International Open.

Aneila Afsar (13) was one of the stars of the show at the championships, which were held in London and featured fighters from across the world.

She entered two categories in the tournament, winning gold in the first category of 44kg (10 - 14 year-old cadets) while taking silver in the 44kg (14 - 17 year-old juniors).

Aneila is coached by Phillip Richardson, of Jakun Bal Taekwondo, and also attends Ultimate Taekwondo based in Doncaster. Her ultimate aspiration is to be the World Champion in taekwondo and to compete in the Olympic Games but financial support is needed to help reach this goal.

Any individuals or organisations wishing to support Aneila can contact the family through