JUDO

DEBU­TANT TAKES THE GOLD

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

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.

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