Judo stars in­spire pupils’ fit­ness

The Press and Journal (Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

Com­mon­wealth Games judo stars hit the fit­ness trail to in­spire young­sters from a city school to get into healthy habits.

Kim­ber­ley Renicks, who won gold at Glas­gow 2014 in the women’s un­der 48kg cat­e­gory, was at Glashieburn Pri­mary School, Bridge of Don, yes­ter­day to lead young­sters through a cir­cuit train­ing ses­sion. She was shad­owed by fel­low ju­doka Stephanie Inglis, 29, who also ce­mented her place in his­tory among Scot­land’s judo squad at the Games, win­ning sil­ver in the women’s un­der 57kg cat­e­gory.

Kim­ber­ley, 29, then told her story from when she be­gan judo aged four up to her Com­mon­wealth glory and be­yond. The chil­dren, who raised more than £2,000 in spon­sor­ship money, were then pre­sented with prizes for their fundrais­ing achieve­ments.

Kim­ber­ley, from Bell­shill, is now tar­get­ing a place at the Aus­tralia Gold Coast Com­mon­wealth Games next year, while Stephanie is con­tin­u­ing her re­hab af­ter bat­tling back from in­juries in a moped crash in Viet­nam last May.

Kim­ber­ley Renicks coaches young­sters

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