BATUK sportsman wins Gold at British National Taekwondo Championships

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LCpl Okogie defended his title at the British National Championships. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Last weekend, British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) sportsman, Lance Corporal (LCpl) Okogie, successfully defended his title at the British National Taekwondo Championships in Sheffield, where he won gold in the Heavyweight Colour Belt competition.

LCpl Okogie works in BATUK as a supply specialist ensuring that we have the right equipment, in the right place, at the right time. 

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LCpl Okogie with his gold medal at the English Institute Of Sport in Sheffield. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

His latest adds to his previous sporting achievements which include:

  • Winner of the Taekwondo Federation Military Sports Personality of the Year
  • Gold medalist in the Southern Area Championships Poomsae
  • Gold medalist in the Peterborough Taekwondo Championships
  • Silver medalist in the Nottingham Taekwondo Championships
  • Silver medalist in the Army Team Champions at the Inter-Services Taekwondo
  • Runner-up of the Army MAA Championships

But he says his proudest moment to date was gaining formal recognition for his achievements and an invitation to the reception for the Commonwealth Diaspora by the Queen, where he also had the opportunity to meet and speak to The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

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