Coral Coast brings home bag of medals
CORAL Coast Judo Club sent a team of 15 judoka to compete against a field of more 120 competitors in the State championships. The club bagged a total of five gold, seven silver, and six bronze medals.
Gold medallists and State Champions are Hunta Langley, Jorja Tudehope, Oscar Dowell, Lilly Schmidt and Tori Baird.
Silver medallists were Matilda McDonald, Nikita McDonald, Holly Dowell, Oliver Tudehope, Julie Anderson, Gwyneth Dowell and Lincoln McGrath. Bronze was awarded to Nikita McDonald, Nanami Anderson, Solomon McGrath and Lachlan Wotton.
Lilly Schmidt earned the ‘Judoka of the Day’ Award recognising outstanding judo and sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the competition.
FNQ Assistant State Coach Andreas Schmidt felt “the results achieved at this state level competition show regional clubs can perform at the highest levels with success”.
Club president Jeff Anderson also thanked the charritable Salsa Sorenson Foundation for the grant allowing the purchase of mats for training in the lead up to this years competition.
“This grant allowed our judoka, regardless of medals won, to be considered winners because they are participating in and enjoying sport.”
Coral Coast Judo Club: five gold, seven silver, and six bronze medals