DEBUTANT TAKES THE GOLD
ALEXANDRA Green-Wright won a gold medal in the under-24kg category at the IAPS Just for girls Judo tournament held at the High Wycombe Judo Centre last weekend.
More than 120 competitors from a host of prep and independent schools took part, and Maltman’s Green pupil Green-Wright –pictured, centre – was making her competitive debut and was straight out the blocks, winning her opening bout in under 20 seconds.
The final was a nervy affair which saw her trailing by a penalty and a small score, yet she was able to throw her opponent in the dying seconds of the contest to win the match and take gold.
The rest of the Maltman’s team – Hannah Balding, Lucy Wilkinson and Rebecca Wilkinson – also put in some impressive performances, and despite not finishing in the medals, can take pride in their efforts.