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Wilo sponsors triumphant British Taekwondo star

Pump manufacturer Wilo has expressed its delight after Team GB Taekwondo member Emily Oakes, who they sponsor, came home with three gold medals and a silver after competing at the European Championships.

Wilo sponsors triumphant British Taekwondo star

Oakes competed in the junior events of Sparring (fighting) and Patterns (technical) and won double gold, before competing as a member of the normal adult team in the same events with competitors 18 years and older – and managed a gold and a silver at that level too. She also won a special award for being the most outstanding overall competitor in recognition of her tally of three gold’s and one silver.

The 13-year-old also happens to be the daughter of Wilo UK’s sales director – water management, Simon Oakes. He said: “It is quite amazing, but we sort of take it in our stride now. She has always been very sporty and ultra-competitive and when this started to happen about four years ago, we went with it, supported her as best we could and now accept it as part of every-day life!”

Wilo UK and CPL (part of the Wilo Group) along with two Wilo customers – G Stow plc and Arfon Rewinds – sponsor Emily in her exploits and it seems likely that she will go on to achieve ever increasing swathes of medals to add to her tidy little haul already.

Wilo UK MD, Gary Mannus, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support Emily in her Taekwondo exploits. Frankly, we’re just really glad she’s on our side!”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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