domingo, novembro 14, 2010

Busy time for Gooch Judo Kwai yields plenty of medal success

JOSH Hame led the medal charge for Gooch Judo Kwai 2000 during a busy time for the club.

After beating a Great Britain international on the way to the final, Josh fought his way to silver, in the under-73kg category at the Goole Youth Open.

The 16-year-old also won bronze at the Yorkshire and Humberside Closed Championships in Bradford, earning seven points toward his black belt after beating a black belt, while breaking his nose in the process!

At the same event, Ben Cantrill won bronze in the under-46kg category and Daniel Johnson, in his first competition, took bronze in the under-25kg category.

"Over the last month we have been away competing every weekend," club coach Tina Parker told Junior all-stars.

"Josh has only just switched from junior to senior judo this summer, so it's like starting again because it is ages 16-plus.

"He is coming along nicely. He had done well as a junior player, but is now against the men.

"He has had it tough but it hasn't put him off.

"He did break a small bone in his nose after his opponent's heel caught him, but he still continued and won.

"He now has to rest for two weeks and prepare himself for his biggest challenge of the year, the national championships in Sheffield.

"As for our younger players, it was a first for Daniel, in the lightest weight group. He tried hard but now needs more competition experience.

"Ben was in his usual weight and had to compete against older opponents.

"Nevertheless, he put on a gutsy performance, battling his way through the contests and coming off the mat with a big smile.

"We are very proud of every one of our members, it takes a lot of guts to go in a judo competition – whether you win or lose, it doesn't matter, as long as you enjoy it."

Gooch Judo Kwai 2000 are offering two free lessons for every new starter aged five and upwards, contact Tina Parker on 07967 102134 for more information.

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