Student Profile: Oliver Gargan

Oliver Gargan

1st Kup Red Belt Black Stripe

GTI National Squad Member


Favourite things about taekwondo:
I enjoy competing in tournaments and socialising through taekwondo.


Benefits of taekwondo:
Following in my big brother’s footsteps to learn new skills like self defence. I have also made new friends.


Future taekwondo goals:
I want to be successful in tournaments and achieve my black belt as quickly as possible.


Career highlights:
At only my second tournament, moving up a weight and grade to compete against colour belts and then winning double gold.


Awards:

North West Spirit TKD Annual Student Awards:
2023 – Best Junior Male Competitor (1st place)
2022 – Best Young Junior Male Competitor
2020-21 – Top Competitor (3rd place)
2019 – Best Young Junior Male Competitor (2nd place)


Recent tournament results:

2024 GTI North West OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2024 ITC Northern OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
GOLD Team Patterns
GOLD Speed Kicking
2024 OMA Regional Championships (February)GOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
GOLD Team Patterns
2024 GTI English OpenGOLD Sparring
SILVER Patterns
2023 GTI British OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2023 OMA Regional Championships (October)GOLD Sparring
GOLD Tag Team Sparring
SILVER Patterns
2023 GTI National OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2023 European Open ChampionshipsGOLD Sparring
2023 BUTL Junior ChampionshipsSILVER Sparring
2023 ITF North West ChampionshipsGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
GOLD Flying kick
2023 OMA Regional Championships (February)GOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
GOLD Tag team sparring
2023 T-UK English ChampionshipsBRONZE Sparring
2023 GTI English OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2022 GTI British OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2022 OMA Regional ChampionshipsGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
GOLD Speed kicking
2022 GTI National OpenGOLD Sparring
2022 GTI English OpenGOLD Sparring
2021 ITC Southern OpenSILVER Patterns
BRONZE Sparring
2021 GTI British OpenGOLD Sparring
SILVER Patterns
2021 GTI National OpenGOLD Sparring
SILVER Patterns
2020 PUMA International OpenSILVER Patterns
SILVER Sparring
2020 GTI English OpenGOLD Sparring
BRONZE Patterns
2019 GTI British OpenGOLD Patterns
SILVER Sparring
2019 GTI National OpenGOLD Sparring
2019 BUTL UK OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring
2019 Heart of England TKD Summer OpenGOLD Sparring
GOLD Speed Kick
BRONZE High Kick
BRONZE Patterns
2019 ITC Open ChampionshipsBRONZE Sparring
2019 ITF HQ Wales National ChampionshipsBRONZE Patterns
BRONZE Dragon Tail
2019 GMS XXI Open ChampionshipsBRONZE Sparring
2019 GTI English OpenBRONZE Sparring
2018 Heart of England TKD Christmas OpenGOLD Patterns
GOLD Sparring