Strauss’ dou­ble de­light

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT -

DANIEL Strauss won Fighter of the Year at the Seni 2008Gra­cie In­vi­ta­tional com­pe­ti­tion. The 17-year-old also won gold in the adult di­vi­sion of his weight cat­e­gory (Blue belt – feath­er­weight), and sil­ver in the team event.

Com­pet­ing in the Gra­cie In­vi­ta­tional 2008 at Seni in the Ex­cel Cen­tre, he won all four fights to take gold in the fi­nal

A day later, he was en­tered into the clash of the coun­tries, and had to rep­re­sent France, as there were too many in the GB team. He won his first fight but lost his sec­ond (to a Bri­tish team­mate). He helped France take sil­ver.

Out of more than 800 fight­ers, Strauss was awarded the Fighter of the Year and was pre­sented with a tro­phy from world cham­pi­ons and MMA fighter Jeff Mon­son and black belt Braulio Es­tima.

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