Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

WRATH LANDS CHAMPS BLOW; Schulz Claims Bronze at Junior Champs

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

WRATH LANDS CHAMPS BLOW; Schulz Claims Bronze at Junior Champs

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Byline: Shane Jones shane.jones@news-mail.com.au

KICKBOXING: Bundaberg's Wrath Schulz would have laughed at you if you said one week before the Muay Thai world youth championships that he would win a bronze medal.

Before heading to Bangkok for the event Schulz re-injured his ankle during a normal training session. Having been in doubt, Schulz showed his true fighting spirit and braved injury and the Thailand heat to win bronze in the 84kg class.

Schulz defeated an Austrian opponent before losing to a Turkish fighter to claim third place.

"I got a few elbows to the face and because of the blood rule the fight was stopped," he said.

"It was an amazing experience over there.

"I am extremely proud of what I did, considering what happened."

Schulz explained what he had to do to make sure his ankle was right.

"I focused on it constantly," he said.

"If that went again it would be game over," he said.

"I had an Australian coach and he did daily treatment including dry needling. …

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