Judo dy­namo

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

MOSS­MAN dy­namo Skye Stevens has re­turned from the Queens­land State Judo Ti­tles with a gold medal af­ter de­feat­ing her op­po­nents in the un­der 40kg di­vi­sion.

The com­pet­i­tive 11-year-old is a mem­ber of the Coral Coast Judo Club and took on two girls in her di­vi­sion, beat­ing her first op­po­nent on points and the other within 10 sec­onds.

In her sec­ond bout, Skye gave a big throw that winded her op­po­si­tion just sec­onds into the fight to have the state ti­tle wrapped up with­out rais­ing a sweat.

Skye’s mother Tanya said she is a com­pet­i­tive girl who re­ally en­joys judo.

‘‘She hopes to be in the Olympics one day, that’s how pas­sion­ate she is about it,’’ she said.

‘‘She loves to com­pete and has no prob­lems tak­ing on the boys.

‘‘She prob­a­bly ac­tu­ally prefers to beat the boys than the girls.’’

Skye will be head­ing down to the Cairns In­ter­na­tional Open this Sun­day in Yorkeys Knob to take part in the mixed com­pe­ti­tion.

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