World Savate Assaut Championships 2018

Team GB wins 3 Bronze medals!

Photo credit: Niall Sheffield

Six fighters, 1 coach and 4 officials represented Great Britain at the World Savate Assaut Championships 2018 as part of the biggest competition to date. Three days of fighting saw over 200 athletes from 42 countries compete to see who would be crowned World Champion 2018. Our fighters fought hard, drawing some of the top Savate nations in the World to move through their pools and into quarter and semi-finals. Morgan Alexander (f-70kg), James Antill (m-75kg) and James Southwood (m-80kg) showed their true class, out-kicking and out-boxing their opponents through to the semi-finals, where all put in a great show before heading to the podium to claim their Bronze medals.

Team coach Sian-Marie Frosini, many time team GB assaut and combat fighter, had this to say of the tournament: “This year was certainly the biggest and the best Savate Assaut championship of all time. Our fighters adapted to three days of tough competition and all were completely focused and dedicated throughout. It’s been an honour to sit in the corner of each and every one of them, and watch how they responded and adapted throughout their fights. Every member of Team GB performed outstandingly, and I couldn’t be prouder to call myself their coach this year. I also can’t thank enough our four dedicated officials who maintained the excellent judging standard that Team GB is well known for.”

Thanks to George Tanchev and Savate Bulgaria for hosting this competition.

To all of our friends and rivals worldwide – we’re looking forward to the next one! Happy fighting!

Team Great Britain 2018:

Ally Sinyard (f-52kg)- Quarter-finals

Morgan Alexander (f-70kg) – BRONZE medal

James Plaistowe (m-65kg) – Pools

James Antill (m-75kg) – BRONZE medal

James Southwood (m-80kg) – BRONZE medal

Judah Wheeler (m-85kg) – Quarter-finals

Sian-Marie Frosini (coach)

Jasbir Nagi (judge/referee)

Delphine Fremondeau (judge)

Kevin Truesdale (judge)

Niall Sheffield (judge / team photographer)

Many thanks to Niall Sheffield for the fantastic photographs!