Melissa Bilyeu won two World Championship titles on day 1 of the Songahm World Tournament of Champions in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mrs. Bilyeu, a 6th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, won gold medals in Creative Weapons and Extreme Weapons in the 6th-7th Degree Black Belts 27-39 division. The wins are Mrs. Bilyeu’s first championships after winning silver and bronze medals last year.
Janie McMackin of Sulphur Springs also won a Bronze Medal in Extreme Weapons during Black Belt 60 and above competition. Ms. McMackin earns her third World medal after winning gold and bronze last year.
The two-day competition concludes Friday with the Traditional Tournament of Champions.