A SUNDERLAND University student won silver at the British Taekwondo National Championships.
Scott Abley, who studies sports sciences, trained for six weeks in the run-up to the competition.
Despite an injury last year, Scott was back on top form for the fights.
As a qualified Great Britain Sports Taekwondo coach, Scott spent the day coaching other members of the Scorpion Taekwondo team after picking up his medal.
The 21-year-old said: “Although I’m gutted I didn’t get the gold, I’m over the moon to have got the silver medal .”
Scott was a runner up for sports personality of the Year last year and has opened his own club in Consett.
He said: “The Scorpion team picked up a gold, silver and bronze medal at the championships. I’m really proud of everyone who competed.”