Six year old deaf boy wins gold at British Taekwondo Championships | 5 PILLARS UK
A profoundly deaf six-year-old boy has won the gold medal at the British National Taekwondo Championships.
Ali Rafeeq, from High Wycombe, is now the British taekwondo national champion in the individual junior male-paralympic category.
Ali attends Heathlands School in St Albans, which caters for deaf children.
He attended the championships in Worcester late last year with his club, the London Taekwondo Academy, whose ethos and approach is supportive of individuals with special needs.
Ali’s dad, Qaiser, said: “Ali’s success is the success of all that are involved in his life,” and a tribute to both his family and his school community.