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Frankie is a five-time world champion

Posted onPosted on 13th Nov

Mansfield’s Samworth Church Academy student Frankie Ulyatt is celebrating after winning five gold medals and one silver at the Martial Arts World Championships in Ireland.

After seven years of training, 11-year-old Frankie passed her black belt and qualified for the championships, where she won through to the finals in all six of her categories.

The world championships are run by the World Martial Arts Organisation (WMO).

Frankie claimed gold in Korean Forms – Girls 12 years and under, Musical Creative Forms – Boys and Girls 12 years and under, Extreme Musical Creative Forms – Girls 12 years and under, Musical Creative Weapons – Girls 12 years and under, Synchronised Team Forms – Mixed 18 years and under.

She won silver in Japanese Forms Girls 12 years and under.

At the British national championships, Frankie won gold in the Girls 12yrs and under, Korean; Girls 12yrs and under, Creative Weapons; and Mixed 12yrs and under, Creative Open Hand.

Frankie, of Mansfield, won silver in the Girls 12 years and under Extreme Open Hand.

Her success crowned a terrific year, which also included performing at the UK Martial Arts Show and being featured in Martial Arts Illustrated magazine.

Frankie was also recently presented with a certificate of appreciation by the WMO for her support and achievements within the sport.

She trains at Zara Phythian’s Personal Best Academy in Mansfield.