Kapiti Judo brings home more medals

Kapiti News - - Sports -

Kapiti Judo Club had three young mem­bers com­pete in the Welling­ton Area Cham­pi­onships held at Welling­ton East Girls’ Col­lege.

It was the first time all three mem­bers had com­peted in a com­pe­ti­tion and all three came home with medals.

Many con­tes­tants com­peted for the first time from area clubs such as Kapiti.

Jimmy Bruce com­peted in the se­nior boys un­der 36kg divi­sion win­ning the bronze medal, with the divi­sion hav­ing to re­peat fights due to all en­trants end­ing the first round with the same score.

He gained the loud­est cheer from the au­di­ence with his to­moe nage throw on his op­po­nent in one fight.

Liam Wil­son com­peted in the ju­nior boys un­der 24kg, win­ning the gold medal. His con­cen­tra­tion on fight­ing and not the au­di­ence proved suc­cess­ful.

Max Fresh­wa­ter, a new club mem­ber this year, won the ju­nior boys un­der 32kg bronze medal. Again he had to re­peat fight his divi­sion due to even scores. Un­der­stand­ing more af­ter the first round about the com­pe­ti­tion at­mos­phere he ap­plied him­self well in the se­cond round with suc­cess.

Se­nior mem­bers Dima Glad­kih and Rus­sell Jones were their coaches for the day, of­fer­ing ad­vice they have gained over many years. Par­ents and the club are ex­cited for all the mem­bers show­ing the de­vel­op­ment they have gained from con­sis­tent train­ing this year.

Kapiti Judo Club mem­bers from left, Diam Glad­kih, Jimmy Bruce, Liam Wil­son, Max Fresh­wa­ter and Rus­sell Jones.

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