Success for Dunbar brothers in world championships

Hyper weight World Champion - Brad Robertson. Gav on left, Brad on right.
Hyper weight World Champion - Brad Robertson. Gav on left, Brad on right.

DUNBAR brothers Gavin and Brad Robertson are currently making a name for themselves in the sport of Taekwondo.

The siblings recently competed in the World Chamionships which were held in Ottowa, Canada, with Brad returning home with a gold medal and the title of Junior Hyper Weight (70kg+) world champion.

The duo are kindly sponsored by Torness power station’s social and recreation club.

Gavin and Brad represented Scotland at the World Championships, 12 years after they began their martial arts training together on the same day.

Gavin (21) currently holds the rank of black belt second degree and Brad holds the rank of black belt third deegree.

In the ten months that the duo have been preparing for the world championships they have, between them, earned the titles of Scottish, English, Welsh and British champions. Both were also at the 2011 ITF European Championships in Italy with Gavin taking silver in the adult category and Brad returning home as the 2011 European Champion and securing best overall junior male of the competition earning him the ‘Champion of Champions’ title.