Judo club enjoys success

ST ALBANS Judo Club had yet another golden day on Saturday. Seven members took part in the B.J.C. M.A.C. individual competition at Southend. Lucy Day got the club off to a good start by winning all her 36kgs contests with ippon (the highest score) to add

ST ALBANS Judo Club had yet another golden day on Saturday.

Seven members took part in the B.J.C. M.A.C. individual competition at Southend.

Lucy Day got the club off to a good start by winning all her 36kgs contests with ippon (the highest score) to add another gold to her growing collection.

Victoria Cleevely going up a weight group faced strong opposition and battled her way to what turned out to be an exciting final, going all the way to time, and the lead changing several times, unfortunately Victoria finished two points down, but was happy to take home a silver medal.


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Relative new comer to contest judo Bradley Howell rose to the challenge and pleased his club mates with a massive Moroto-Seoi-Nage throw, a well earned bronze was his reward for his terrific efforts.

Chris Pearse fought very well and showed some mature judo but finished just outside the medals.

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Next on was Tomi Borzak who put the club back on track, the 16-year-old showed his talent in the adult section with exhibition quality throws to win his first senior gold.

Coach Lisa Paveley had her turn next and showed mature judo to overcome much larger opponents in the combined 70Kgs and 78kgs group picking up yet another gold Ricky Cleevely was last on for the club and did not disappoint either.

Four very good contests and also his first gold at senior level.

A good warm up for next week's competition at the Clacton International for the seniors while the juniors will be out again at the Herts Schools Championships at Berkhamstead.

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