Neil Ernest was born november 11th 1977 in Cardiff. His greatest achievement was attained in the Lion's den: during the 2003 ITF World Championships in Poland he won the sparring division up to 71 kilograms.
Neil Ernest – Wales
The World Championships before Poland (2001 Rimini) he already won the silver medal in this difficult category. At that time he lost the finals against three-time world champion David Kerr from Brazil. In 2005 and 2007 Neil won two more medals: bronze at the 2005 WC in Dortmund and silver in Quebec. In the Quebec final he was defeated by the Dutch fighter Jamil Chami.
Besides his results at the World Championships, Neil won a European title in 2004.
Silver WC ITF 2001 (Rimini, Italy) – Sparring Male -71 kg
World Champion ITF 2003 (Warsaw, Poland) – Sparring Male -71 kg
European Champion ITF 2004 (Tampere, Finland) – Sparring Male -71 kg
Bronze WC ITF 2005 (Dortmund, Germany) – Sparring Male -71 kg
Silver WC ITF 2007 (Quebec, Canada) – Sparring Male -71 kg
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