After winning his European Championships title in middle weight -70kg in 2012, Mr. Hong Looi went up to the next division -78kg to challenge himself, but individually it was a little unsuccessful. However, being a slightly heavier competitor, he was successful as a part of the Irish men’s team sparring winning 3 consecutive World Championships titles: 2013, 2015 and 2017 – this result itself was something really special in the history of Taekwon-Do in Ireland as well as Taekwon-Do internationally.
Mr Looi returned back down to the middle weight -70kg category in 2018 European Championship. After another year of staying in this category, readjusting a few of his training methods and adding strength training into this program, he managed to get a bronze in the 2019 World Championship. Another fine tuning, and a few months later in the year, he eventually was crowned the 2019 European Championship and retired as European Champion, tallying 20 years fighting career with 10 World Championships & 10 European Championships at the age of 40 years old, finishing the international golden tally of 3x World titles and 3x European titles.
Check out the final battle 2019 European Championships final (courtesy of TKDTekkers): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aoCG4yUf1w
You can also check out his previous 2012 European Championships final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXKzR0–8Vk