Anya gets off to storming start for under-12s to take bronze medal
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In a tough semi-final, she lost out to the eventual gold medallist, but in her final match Anwar held her nerve in what was tense contest, making the breakthrough to throw her opponent for an ippon, thus winning the bronze medal.
Eesha Prasad (Year 6), competing in the U40kg category, had to dig deep and battle hard for a series of gruelling contests. She showed lots of grit and determination and was rewarded for her efforts by also taking the bronze medal.
Judo coach Martin Rance said: “It was really pleasing to see both girls on the medal podium being rewarded for their hard work, as they have both been fantastic members of the school judo club.”
There were also individual match wins for Victoria Daley (Year 4), Lara Martin (Year 5), Andrea Castaneda (Year 6) and Rebecca Wilkinson (Year 5), who all gained valuable experience, along with Melissa Castaneda (Year 6).