A TRIO of fire-fighters have been proving their skills in an Olympic-style event Down Under.
Gary Scorer, from Bedlington, Tony Scott, from Blyth, and Anna Sampson, from Gateshead, recently competed in the World Fire-fighter Games in Sydney, and came back with a host of medals.
Gary said: “The World Fire-Fighter Games is basically the fire-fighters Olympics which takes place every two years.
“There are up to 10,000 competitors who take part, with up to 50 countries entering.”
Gary fought in the over 80kg Kumite karate, Tony fought the under 80kg and Anna in the 60kg women’s boxing.
Tony won a gold medal in the games, beating Antonia De Oliviera, from Brazil, in the final and also won a bronze medal in the indoor rowing.
Tony won a silver medal and was narrowly beaten in the final by Luis Jose Gimeno of Spain.
Anna won a gold medal in the boxing
“For the last 12 months we have all taken on a strict regime of fitness training and sparring classes, training up to five days a week,” said Gary.
The trio are now preparing for the next world games in Los Angeles in 2014, where they hope to compete and defend their titles.