LINKS Karate Club enjoyed great success at the Luxembourg International, in Strassen.

This annual event is one of the premier competitions in Europe.

Links' small team of eight had some outstanding results, gaining sixth place on the medal table out of 61 associations.

Mitchell Thorpe struck gold in the 75kg junior under-21 category to be crowned Luxembourg international champion for 2017.

He also won a bronze in the -75kg senior male section while Ethan Day won a gold in the -53kg cadets.

There was another bronze medal for Sam Day (-67kg junior under-21).

Links run classes in Clacton, Great Holland, Dovercourt and Wix.