A Muay Thai fighter from Croxley Green has punched, kicked and elbowed her way to two more titles.
Ellie Harber, 17, won her ninth world title at the Amatuer Muay Thai World Open Championships, held between Febraury 24 and 27 in Great Yarmouth.
She then went on to win her 10th world title in Bangkok, Thailand, at the World Muay Thai Federation Championship on March 14.
For her latest win, Ellie competed for Team England in the Under 18 under 60kg weight class, where she won all three rounds.
Ellie was “proud” to be part of Team England after they brought home a medal haul of 11 golds, one silver and one bronze at the tournament.
Ellie said: “I am extremely lucky to do what I love. My latest trip to Thailand consisted of training in some great places and culminated with a great win. It is important that I keep training hard and with the best, as I want to get to the top and that takes work, and a great support infrastructure. I am thankful to my family, coaches at Knowsley, especially Lyndon, Team England coaches (Richard and Lisa Smith) who supported me, and West Herts College who allowed me the time off to compete. I am looking forward to getting back into the gym and getting ready for my next challenge.”
Lyndon Knowles, Ellie’s Muay Thai coach, WBC and Roar Heavyweight Muay Thai World Champion, who was training for his successful World Title defence said: “I was not able to travel with Ellie because of my own fight camp, but I knew we had prepared well and she was ready to win her next title. Ellie knew what she had to do and, under the coaches of Team England, I knew she would deliver. And she did! I am proud and look forward to her taking her next steps. We are looking forward to June when she will be aiming to go again for another title.”
Ellie is still looking for sponsorship. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or via her Instagram ellie_harber. Sponsorship is critical to supporting her ambition of continuing her fight journey.