11 Mar 2011

New Zealander wins 2 Taekwon-Do gold medals

7:03 am on 11 March 2011

New Zealand's Carl Van Roon is the hero of the ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships in Wellington after the 27-year-old won two gold medals in spectacular fashion.

Van Roon took away the gold medal in the special technique - high flying kick, it was his fifth consecutive world championship gold in a row in the event.

Van Roon then became the first New Zealander to win a title in individual senior sparring, winning the title in the male heavy weight individual sparring.

Van Roon is now confirmed as the overall male world grand champion. A title he already holds.

New Zealand tops the medal table with 28 medals including 9 gold.